HUB - WOMEN ORCHESTRA CONDUCTORS
Artistic and Musical Director of the Women Orchestra Conductors' HUB
Alejandra is the 2020 recipient of the Mahler Award given by the Mahler Society of Mexico, which has been also granted to Sir Simon Rattle, Bernard Haitink and Gustavo Dudamel, among others.
She was a finalist for the Taki Alsop Conducting Fellowship 2022 to be part of their mentorship for female conductors. In March 2022 she made her debut with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, Chile. During 2021 she made her European debut with the Biel Solothurn Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland and won the "Special Prize" at the Only Stage International Conducting Competition (UK).
Alejandra Urrutia is Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Teatro Municipal de Santiago – National Opera of Chile. She was Music Director of the Chilean Chamber Orchestra and, previously, the Provincial Symphony Orchestra of Santa Fe, Argentina, for three years. She is also the Artistic and Music Director of the Portillo International Music Festival - Academy and the Grand Concert for Brotherhood (Gran Concierto por la Hermandad). She is Resident Conductor of the Orchestra of the Americas.
Since 2017 she has been assistant conductor to Maestro Ivan Fischer with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Born in Concepción, Chile, she studied with famous maestros such as Robert Spano and Hugh Wolff at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, as well as in courses with Marin Alsop, Kenneth Kiesler, Gustav Meier, Hans Graf, Larry Radcleff and Murry Sidlin. She has worked internationally as conductor, violinist and educator with a bachelor and doctorate from the University of Michigan.
Alejandra Urrutia is a Fanjul & Ward artist.