Alfred Jimenez is a restless composer and musical thinker of contemporary music.
Alfred was born in Kiev, with a Ukrainian mother and a Cuban father. The family moved to Sweden when he was 4 years old. He started his musical career by playing the trombone and after two years of bachelor studies with trombone as his main subject he decided to study composition with Prof. Jan Sandström at Piteå Academy of Music. After his bachelor exam in composition he continued with master studies in Malmö Academy of Music with Prof. Luca Francesconi. He got his masters exam in spring 2015 after graduating with his second chamber opera ”Clownen Jac” as his graduate thesis. He then got accepted to the soloist diploma class and have just finished his last years of studies at Universität fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Prof. Detlev Müller-Siemens.
Alfred has collaborated with various ensembles and orchestras. Some to mention: Avanti!, Norrköping Symphony Orchestra (SE), Stockholm Wind Orchestra (SE), Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra (SE), Floer city Brass (US), Musica Vitae (SE), Fontana Mix Ensemble (IT), Kreutzer Quartet (UK), Ensemble Nordlys (DK) Norrbotten Neo (SE). Alfred music has been preformed in both in Europe, Asia and America.
Alfred is also a recipient of prestigeous scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music, Helge Ax: son Johnson Foundation, Sten K John's Foundation, Sixten Gemzeus Foundation, Anna Whitlocks Foundation and the House of Music Foundation.
Gasps for brass quintet - Performed by Flower City Brass (US) during Stockholm Chamber Brass Festival 2018.
Pretext for Recorder, Violin, Harpsichord, Viola da Gamba and Electronics - Performed by Avanti! (FI) during Summer Sounds festival 2018 in Porvoo, Finland.
Indecent Symmetries for Fl. Cl. Pno. Vln. Vla. and Vc. - Performed by Fontana Mix Ensemble (IT) during Connect Festival 2016 in Malmö, Sweden.
Shouts - Piece for large orchestra performed by Norrköping Symphony Orchestra at De Geerhall in Norrköping 2016. Conductor: Michael Bartosch.
Clownen Jac - Opera in two acts libretto by Alfred Jimenez based on a novel by Hjalmar Bergman. Performed at Ystad Theater 2015.