A native of Santiago, Chile, Axel 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). Additionally, he was part of the Ensemble Bartok invited to participate in China’s “Meet in Beijing Festival," including performances in Beijing, Seoul, London, and Málaga.
Currently, Axel performs frequently with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. As a teaching artist, he has been involved in multiple projects such as Nat King Cole Generation Hope, Inc (Florida), YOA Global Leaders (Honduras and Ecuador), Vivace International School of Music, and Coda Music Program (Texas).