Alex Martinez is a well talented young composer born on the 21st of October, 1985 in the city of Barquisimeto, Lara state, which is widely recognized as the music capital of Venezuela. Some of the greatest musicians such as Gustavo Dudamel and Carlos Orozco have emerged from this warm land.

At the age of 16, He embarked on his dream and decided to study in the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Barquisimeto, choosing the Guitar ashis main instrument and also being part of the Vicente Emilio Sojo Typical Orchestra, directed ByDouglas Pérez, with which he participated in countless concerts in most counties Of Lara State.

By 2004, Alex starts his Harp lessons working hand in hand with José Alfredo Quintero, Alberto Rodríguez, Octavio Mendoza,Carlos Orozco and Manuel Camero, all great masters of Venezuela´s typical music.

So far, Alex has outstandingly performed with ¨Joropo Dancers¨ (Venezuelan Folk Dance)and local singers in national and international fairs and festivals, auditoriums and private eventsin most relevant cities of the country. Equally important, he has participated closely recording several albums for other artists.

Alex joined the ´UNY Criollo´ as a Harpist (Musical Group of the Yacambú University),in which he was granted a scholarship. He stayed in the group until he finished his studies in Industrial Engineering.

He participated in the Silbon de Oro Folk Music international festival (Llanera Style Music Festival), gaining both 3rd place as best harpist and best group in 2011. By 2012, He won 2nd place as best Harpist besides second place as best group. He was invited to record 'Arpas de Lara' Album, in which the most recognized Harpists from Lara State may be found.

Alex promoted the release of his first album ´Con fusion´ by touring in cities such as Durango, Santiago Papasquiaro, Xalapa, Xico, Perote, Boca del Rio and Coatepec, all located in Aztec lands, which allowed him to be known internationally while represented Venezuelan folk music.

He is currently taking part on projects working for regional artists like Mayra Tovar, Jeanette Osal and Patricia Infante among many others. Also, Alex is working on his second solo album titled ´Mas Jazznero´ that contains eight tracks of which five he is the composer.

As on his previous album, Alex included jazz rhythm adapted to Venezuelan folk music. Furthermore, numerous music genders were taking into consideration on this work such as Joropo and Ballads.

Thus far, he has been awarded both nationally and internationally by Mexican and Venezuelan Counties as well as Cultural and educational Institutions for his participation both as ajudge and musician in shows and cultural events.



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