Tenor Alejandro Yépez, who graduated from the Bachelor of Singing taught at the Municipal Center of Arts of the Instituto de Cultura Turismo y Arte de Mazatlán, will compete this Saturday, May 27th in the final stage of the National Singing Contest “Carlo Morelli”.
“I have prepared myself and I am going to go out and do my best, although the decision is up to the judges,” he says.
“When I found out that I’m going to the finals I felt many mixed feelings, a lot of happiness, I was impressed, I feel a little incredulous about the situation because I thought maybe in a few years, not so soon,” said the lyrical interpreter from León, Guanajuato.
Yépez hopes that after his participation in the Carlo Morelli, many opportunities will come to his life.
“It is the most important (singing) contest in Mexico, singing in Fine Arts is a great experience and it is a springboard for people to see you and invite you to productions, they also give an economic incentive to the winners.”
Originally from León, Guanajuato, Alejandro Yépez began his musical studies at the age of 16 at the León School of Music at the upper secondary level and came to Mazatlán with the purpose of studying singing, encouraged by pianist Alejandro Miyaki, who taught him, recommended the CULTURA Music School.
After completing the Bachelor of Singing in 2021 in the CMA classrooms, he was convinced that his choice was the best, because in addition to the quality of the teachers, the student can sing in the Ángela Peralta Choir, in the Guillermo Sarabia Choir, receive classes at the Opera Workshop directed by maestro Enrique Patrón and put into practice what they have learned in the classroom during the shows produced by the Mazatlán Instituto de Cultura
Alejandro Yépez was a finalist in the Sinaloa International Singing Contest 2019, where he obtained the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente scholarship.
He points out that the teachings of maestro Enrique Patrón de Rueda and maestro José Miguel Valenzuela have been fundamental in his artistic training, have made a good duo to boost the artistic performance of their students.
In 2019 and 2021, he participated as a solo tenor in Mozart’s Requiem, also in the role of Pinkerton in a staging adapted for children.
His delivery on stage was awarded in 2020 when he won second place and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival scholarship in the first edition of the “Voices from a Distance” contest of the Cantos para Hermanar al mundo foundation.