Portrait of Alejandro Valdepeñas


Alejandro Valdepeñas

Associate Principal

Originally from Toronto, Alejandro Valdepeñas enjoys a multi-faceted career as a violinist and violist. He joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Viola at the start of the 2022/2023 season. 

Valdepeñas made his solo debut on violin at age nine with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Sarah Chang. Recent engagements include performances and recordings with the Amici Chamber Ensemble and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Chamber Soloists. He has spent multiple summers as a violinist with the Santa Fe Opera and has also performed with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. 

In the summers, Valdepeñas has performed at the Aspen Music Festival and School, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival at Yale, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and has served as Principal Viola of the Music In the Mountains Festival.  

Valdepeñas received his Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory studying with Paul Biss, and his Master of Music degree from Rice University studying with Paul Kantor. 

He plays on a violin made in 1684 by Francesco Ruggieri and a viola made in 1756 by Domenico Busan. 

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