“Violinist Alexis Cárdenas is a visceral pleasure. His improvisations reach a perfect balance”
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Alexis Cárdenas is a virtuous violinist, renowned for his unquestionable versatility; who throughout his career has blurred the boundaries between Latin American music, jazz and academic music. He is the first violin, since 2010, of one of the great symphonic orchestras in France, the Orchestre National de I’lle de-France. In his most recent soloist album, Encores Latinos, he reinvents and transforms classic and popular works exposing his artistic maturity and his portentous performance.
The Venezuelan violinist has performed as a soloist at prestigious venues around Europe, Asia and America, along with important symphony orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Montecarlo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, I Musici de Montréal, the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, the Córdoba Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Americas, and the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition, he has been conducted by renowned figures like Lawrence Foster, Marek Janowski, Pavel Kogan and Gustavo Dudamel.
Alexis studied at the Juilliard School of Music and at the Paris Conservatory. He has been recognized in important international competitions of violin like Tibor Varga, in Switzerland; Long-Thibaud, in Paris; Fritz Kreisler, in Vienna; and Henryk Szeryng, in Mexico. In May 2003, he won the Second Prize and the Audience Prize in the Concours musical international de Montréal, in Canada