Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez’s career as a solo and chamber pianist, conductor, organist,composer and teacher is remarkable for its versatility and productivity. Dr. Hernandez-Valdez was awarded first prizes at the Virginia Music Teachers Association Piano Competition and the Sidney M. Wright Collaborative Artists Competition. A dedicated advocate of Latin American music, Hernandez-Valdez has performed music of Mexican composers at the Aspen Music Festival, the Garth Newel Music Center and the Salida concert series. He is a five-time fellowship recipient at the celebrated Aspen Music Festival. Hernandez-Valdez has served on the faculties of the Orpheus Academy of Music, the Austin Chamber Music Center, and he is currently on the faculty of the Washington Conservatory of Music and Shenandoah Conservatory.