Alejandro Escuer - Flutist and Artistic director

He is a flutist and composer committed to innovation, originality and a firm spirit to turn every concert and recording into an expressive and modern sound experience. Therefore, this Mexican artist fuses the classical and old repertoire of the flute with multicultural styles (world music) including the use of technology and the most refined forms of contemporary instrumental interpretation.

With a genuine aspiration of scenic amazement, his work is not only nurtured by music itself, but also by contemporary design, photography and the visual arts in general. These elements converge to create a sound universe constituted by his own works related to image and improvisation on the one hand, and on the other the inclusion of works by Mexican and foreign composers who have written works for him. Thus, he offers an inclusive, multidisciplinary and personal vision of the flute and its music.

Alejandro Escuer has been distinguished for his widely recognized creative and interpretative capacity. His versatility allows him to play flutes ranging from ten centimeters to five meters long, including pre-Hispanic instruments such as ocarinas, whistles and double flutes. His solo career includes concerts for flute and orchestra, works for flute and electronics, flute and various chamber ensembles, among other formats.

Escuer exerts an intense teaching activity. He is the definitive professor of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico and has taught both within the Mexico and abroad:

  • Columbia University Visiting Scholas 2003,
  • Indiana University Visiting Schola 2007 – 2008,
  • San Diego State University,
  • University of California Santa Cruz,
  • UC Davis, Mills College, New York University,
  • California Institute of Fine Arts,
  • Among many others

Among the prizes and distinctions received by Alejandro the following can be highlighted:

  • Rockefeller Foundation Award,
  • Fulbright García Robles for a postgraduate stage,
  • Award and scholarship granted by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México,
  • First place for interpretation by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes,
  • Fund for culture Mexico-United States,
  • Honorary recognition by the magazine Líderes de México,
  • Multiple awards and recognitions granted by the National Fund for Culture and Arts in Mexico,
  • Among others.

Since 2002, he has been a member of the Mexican Music Council (International Music Council / UNESCO) and an honorary member of the Electronic Music Foundation since 2003. Escuer has recorded three solo flute records with Quindecim Recordings: Jade Nocturno, Aqua and Aire Desnudo; and five more records with ONIX Ensamble: Laberintos (Urtext Digital Classics), Planos (nominated for the Latin Grammy), El Tiempo (Grupo Actus) and Visiones (Quindecim Recordings).

His studies include a Ph.D. at the New York University, a Master’s degree at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam (Uitvoerend Musicus) and degrees at the National Conservatory of Music and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.