As part of the cultural exchange program between Mexico and Belice, the Mexican Embassy will present two piano concerts by Mexican musician Alejandrina Villamil.

The first concert will be held at the Bliss Centre in Belize City, on Saturday April 21st at 6:00 pm. The second concert will take place at the George Price Centre in Belmopan, on Sunday April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Entrance will be FREE for both events and open to the general public.

The renowned pianist Alejandrina Villamil was born in Merida, Mexico. She began her musical studies at the young age of 8. She later joined the National Centre of Fine Arts, thereafter she entered the "José Jacinto Cuevas" Music Centre in Merida. Then she joined the Children and Youth Orchestra of Mexico (OSIM).

In 2008 she became a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Yucatan. Next year, in Aguascalientes, Mexico, she participated in the Chamber Music Festival. In 2010, Alejandrina took the master course "Zentral Musik" with pianist Van Den Hoek Martyn and in November of the same year she was a finalist in the "José Jacinto Cuevas" National Contest in Mexico.

In March 2011 she participated in the Chamber Music course taught by musicians of the "Carnegie Hall" Program in New York and in the course "Centre d'Arts Orford” in Quebec, Canada, with the renowned pianist Jean Saulnier.

Currently, she lives in Merida where continues her studies with Master Maria Eli Sosa at the School of Arts of Yucatan.

Alejandrina has selected outstanding works of international piano repertoire for both concerts.

The recitals are, as well, sponsored by the National Institute for Culture and History of Belize (NICH), the George Price Centre for Peace and Development and the Mexican Embassy.

For more information, please call 223-1408 or write to [email protected]

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