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Jose Alejandro Garcia


Venezuelan Percussionist and composer born in 1996. Raised in the lines of the National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras and Choirs of Venezuela. He was part twice of the National Children's Orchestra of Venezuela (2007 and 2010) where had the opportunity to be directed by Masters such as Gustavo Dudamel and Sir Simon Rattle as well as direct interactions with Master Daniel Barenboim. 

Founding member of the Percussion Ensemble of Los Llanos with which there found the opportunity to record a CD in 2012 as well as to tour in France in 2013 to The Metal and Percussion Festival ""Cuivres en Fete"". That same year, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Caracas invited him to his tour through Asia, visiting Japan and South Korea. 

At the composition area, the Latin American Music Festival has selected two of his works to be performed in the concerts of young composers on the editions of 2016 and 2018. In 2017, his work  for marimba ""Abstraction"", won the second category of the ""McMurry New"" Music Project 2018 "". In 2018, his work ""Road Trip"" also for marimba, was awarded with the prize of the composition contest of the conservatory Tchaikovsky.

In the percussion area, he has received numerous international awards in music competition, highlighting a first place at the International Music Competition of Belgrade, Serbia, as well as awards at the North International Music Competition, the International Music Competition ""The Muse"" and the International Music Competition OPUS, all of these, in 2019.

Currently, at 24 years old, he is part of the Percussion lines in the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra,  teaches at the Percussion School of El Sistema, is member of the Percussion Duet García-Vazques, is musical director of the percussion ensemble ""CATATUMBO"" ensamble which has been recognized with several awards on international music competitions, also it is important to say that it is the principal group or ensamble in the  Percussion school of El Sistema. Currently he is finishing composition studies at the National Experimental University of the Arts as well as studies of Classical Percussion at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music.

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