A native of Santiago, Chile, Axel Rojas Vallejos is a graduate of Rice University, where he completed his Master’s degree in cello performance. He received his Bachelor of Music at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, a Professional Performance Certificate, and a Master of Music degree from Lynn University.
Axel has performed with numerous chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout North, Central, South America, Europe, and East Asia. He has participated in prestigious summer festivals, including Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, SHMF (Germany) for four consecutive years, Orchestra of the Americas (YOA), International Music Academy of Solsona, AIMS Festival (Spain), Zeist Music Days (Netherlands), and The Aronson Cello Festival (United States). He was part of the Ensemble Bartok invited to participate in China’s “MEET IN BEIJING Arts Festival," including performances in Beijing, Seoul, London, and Málaga in 2015. During seasonal holidays, Axel served as principal cellist under Christoph Eschenbach at the "FESTIVALORCHESTER SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN 2015 CHINA TOUR".
Aside from performing, Axel Vallejos has been involved in multiple projects in the past, where he showed his dedication as a music educator. He has taught at The Conservatory School (North Palm Beach), Plumosa School of the Arts (Delray Beach), Preparatory School of Music at Lynn's Conservatory of Music (Boca Raton), Nat King Cole Generation Hope Summer Strings, Boca Raton (Florida), Houston Youth Symphony CODA Music Program, Vivace International School of Music, Houston (Texas) and Virtu.Academy (online).
Additionally, Axel has extensive performance experience. He has been an active performer playing with various ensembles, including Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Southwest Symphony Orchestra, Sarasota Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic, and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Currently, Axel performs frequently with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. He loves painting, drawing, playing guitar, traveling, and spending time with his wife and family.