Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz, Viola, Violin
Venezuelan violist, conductor and pedagogue Aleksandre Roderick-Lorenz hails from Caracas where his musical foundation began under the auspices of the famed "El Sistema" organisation. He received his BMus degree from Syracuse University’s Setnor School of Music, where he won first prize in the Concerto Competition and was awarded the Certificate of Teaching Excellence. His principal teachers were Laura Bossert, Richard Fleischmann and Michael Klotz; he also coached with Steve Ansell. Terry King, Peter Zazofsky and Ivo Jan van der Werff.
A passionate teacher, Aleksandre serves on the faculty of Miami's ViolaFest at the New World School of Arts, the ArtsAhimsa Music Festical, and formerly at the International School of Music in Miami, where he is still a visiting artist. In New York he served as Teaching Assistant to Profrssor Laura Bossert at Syracuse University, and as the musical director of La Casita Cultural Center.
Aleksandre is a member of the Miami Symphony Orchestra (MISO) and principal violist of the Lyrica Boston ChamberOrchestra. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with an eclectic roster of artists including Plácido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Celtic Woman and the Electric Light Orchestra, Stephen Hough, Christopher O'Riley and Natalie Cole, among many others. He has performed at the Latin Grammy, Billboard Music Awards, Premios Juventud, Miami Life Awards, Lo Nuestro Awards, and has made numerous televised appearances for Venevision, America TV, Ávila TV, Mega TV, Telemundo and Univision.
Aleksandre won first prize at Univision-Sabado Gigante’s Televised Talent Performance, and recently made his national radio debut at WQXR’s McGraw Hill Financial Young Artist Showcase with Robert Sherman.
“Alex is an amazing teacher. He is extremely musical and taught M___ that playing notes is easy, but understanding the music and its value is what is important. He is strict but at the same time all the students enjoyed his classes. He puts his maximum effort in helping his students understand."
- Parent of student from age 6 up
“He teaches in a way which makes it obvious that he loves to educate and help students achieve their goals. We believe that any student who gets to work with him is very lucky!"
- Director, International School of Music, Miami, Florida
“Aleksandre the magical musician – a daring young artist, and a transcendent musician breaking all boundaries!"
- Lori Singer, American actress and cellist