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Alejandra Odgers: Biography

Alejandra Odgers
1967 -
Region: Québec

Alejandra Odgers

Originating from Mexico and now a Canadian resident, Alejandra Odgers obtained bachelor degrees in oboe and composition at the National School of Music in Mexico. Later, she completed a master’s and doctoral degree in composition at the Université de Montréal. She has studied with Francisco Viesca, Mario Lavista, Arturo Márquez, Paul Barker, José Evangelista, Alan Belkin and Jean-Jacques Nattiez, among others.

Her works have been performed throughout the Americas. Most notably, she has been premiered at the tenth Festival de Música Contemporánea de la Habana (Cuba), and has had her works presented at the 26th, 28th and 30th editions of the Festival de Música Nueva Manuel Enríquez (Mexico). Furthermore, her works have been performed by the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional (Mexico), the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México, the Orquesta Sinfónica Carlos Chávez and the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal.

Her music has received awards, such as the first prize of the national competition, La música popular mexicana en la Intimidad de la Música de Cámara, the composition competition of the Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, the Prix de création en arts de la scène of the 2007 Gala de la culture de Longueuil and the national competition organized by the Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal, which commissioned a work in homage to the victims of the 1985 earthquake in Mexico City. The Orquesta Filarmónica de la Ciudad de México subsequently recorded this work. Finally, two of her compositions, Icnocuícatl and Trajín, represented Mexico at the International Rostrum of Composers in Vienna (2005) and Paris (2007), respectively.



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