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El Trio – Alexis Alfaro, Bernardo Bermudez and Carlos Velasco at the La Jolla Community Center
May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Musica Latina El Trio, 2 voices and 1 guitar, come together to create a unique sound with a Latin flair. El Trio seamlessly blends their voices and guitar strings, transporting the listener to a world of passion and romance. From soulful ballads to fiery flamenco rhythms, El Trio will effortlessly take you on a journey through the sounds of Mexico, Spain, Venezuela and more.
Carlos Velasco is an accomplished musician and composer from Mexico City. The son of a mariachi, Carlos has been surrounded by music since childhood. His main instruments are simply guitar and voice, but he also plays the piano, bass, flute, and violin. Having trained at the Conservatorio Nacional de Musica, Carlos is well versed in many styles of music, with his core being Latin Jazz. Besides his native Spanish, Carlos sings in eight different languages, including French, Italian, English, Polish, & Portuguese.
A native San Diegan, tenor Alexis Alfaro has performed for San Diego Opera, Lyric Opera Orange County, OperaWorks, Opera Academy of California, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Euitn Festspiele, Center Stage Opera and Point Loma Opera Theater. Alexis is also an accomplished rugby player winning several national championships, playing internationally in New Zealand and working as a coach, referee and administrator across the nation.
Venezuelan American Tenor, Bernardo Bermudez, started his musical education at The Conservatory of Music Juan Manuel Olivares, in Caracas Venezuela. He has recently began essaying roles and repertoire for the Tenor voice. Currently living in the United States, he has performed in productions and concerts with companies including San Diego Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Long Beach Opera, Anchorage Opera, Portland Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, The San Diego Symphony, Opera North, Union Avenue Opera, West Bay Opera, Livermore Valley Opera and The Music Academy of the West to name a few. He participated as a voice fellow at the prestigious Summer Festivals at The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara California, under the direction of famous American Mezzo Soprano Marilyn Horne, Opera North in New Hampshire under the direction of Louis Burkot as well as Opera Neo in San Diego California under the direction of Peter Kozma. He received 1st place in NATS LA singing competition, 1st place winner in AEIOU, 39th Annual Opera Scholarship and Competition, finalist in the Burbank Philharmonic Hennings-Fischer Opera Competition, Opera Buffs Grant recipient, semifinalist in the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, recipient of the Doug Acker Memorial Vocal Scholarship, and 2nd place winner in the Virginia Hawk Vocal Competition. Most recently he has received the Music Academy of the West Alumni Enterprise award in 2019 and 2020.