About Alejandro Vela:
Praised for his power to carry an audience away by creating an atmosphere of mystery and sensuous beauty, Alejandro Vela is a pianist of Northern Mexican origin
now performing in concert halls worldwide.
Born in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, Alejandro Vela received his first piano lessons
from his mother, Hortensia Vela Mante, and later in Houston while taking lessons with
Robert Avalon at the Multicultural Education and Counseling Through the Arts (MECA) nonprofit organization and at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA)
He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from The Juilliard School,
where he was a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky.