I'm a cellist for any kind of event. I currently am pursuing my Bachelors of Music Performance at Azusa Pacific University. Yo hablo español si necesitas. I play anything from the Bach Suites and Celtic Tunes to covers of pop songs such as Secrets by One Republic, and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
Price Range: $125 and up
What to Expect
Prepared music, requested by the client. Professional level music. Quick quotes. Friendly musician.
Cellist Alejandro Sanchez Thompson was born in Chihuahua, Mexico, and began his cello studies at age 5 in Lake Orion, Michigan with Leonard Holiday. He went on to study with Long Zhou of Strings-in-Motion in San Antonio, Judith Mcintire Galecki of the Colorado Symphony, Robert DeMaine of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul Wingert of the Detroit Symphony, Una O’Riordon of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Marlin Owen at Biola University, and is currently studying with Marek Szpakiewicz at Azusa Pacific University School of Music. Alejandro keeps his schedule busy as a freelance musician, performing for weddings, bands, coffee shops, and local community orchestra’s. He has attended some top music festivals, such as Interlochen, Avanti Summer MusicFest, Lyceum Music Festival, Credo Summer Festival, SummerStrings @ New York University, and Music Academy International in northern Italy. He has also had the amazing opportunity to perform in places like Severence Hall in Cleveland, the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, various concert venues in New York City, cathedrals in Italy, and most recently Detroit’s Orchestra Hall. He has appeared with some top names in the music world such as Steven Sharpe Nelson of the Piano Guys, as well as the group, Astrid Schween of the Juilliard String Quartet, grammy award winning pianist Emanuel Ax, Christian artist Michael W. Smith, Maestro Leonard Slatkin, among others. In 2013, he was a finalist in Detroit’s Avanti MusicFest’s concerto competition, and in 2014 he won the Louis Potter Cello Competition Junior Division. In 2015, he won the Birmingham Musicale’s Hohmeyer’s string award, as well as the Oakland Youth Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. In 2017 he was featured as a soloist with the Biola Symphony Orchestra. He currently is a dedicated cello teacher at the San Marino Music Center while attending Azusa Pacific University full time on a music scholarship.