Alejandro Briceño

Alejandro Briceño


Oboist of Arctic 5



Alejandro was born into a family of artists - their mother and father were principal horn and bassoon respectively of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra, and their sister was a ballet dancer and is currently a painter.

Alex began pursuing their musical education at the UNC School of the Arts as a freshman in high school, later transferring to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where they graduated in 2014. They pursued their bachelors degree in oboe performance at Mannes School of Music, as well as receiving a minor in Gender Studies through The New School's Lang College for Liberal Arts.

Alex is now pursuing an Artist's Diploma at Montclair State University as a member of the Graduate woodwind quintet-in-residence - Arctic 5.

Their major teachers include Erica Cice, Dan Stolper, Elaine Douvas, Grace Shryock, Anthony Coleman, and their current teacher, Ryan Walsh.

Alex enjoys exploring a wide range of arts and is particularly interested in film and poetry in relation to their favorite subject - human development.

Their major influences include Amy Winehouse, Charli XCX, Frank O'Hara, Astrud Gilberto, Maurice Ravel, Alfonso Cuaron, Pablo Neruda, and their aunt, Venezuelan conductor Rosa Briceño.