Alfredo Alcocer, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is a concert pianist from Ciudad de México (Mexico City).
He began his musical studies at the age of seven at Conservatorio Nacional de Música (The National Conservatory of Music) where he qualified as a piano soloist. There his main teachers were the concert artists of Fine Arts – Héctor Rojas, Silvia Navarrete, and María Teresa Castrillón.
At the age of 17, Alfredo made his debut as a pianist at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. Throughout his professional career he has performed as a solo artist in different cities in the United States, Italy, and México. He has performed as a soloist and with an orchestra at the Azteca Stadium, the Mexican Culture Seminar, on the esplanade of the Monument of the Revolution, in the National Museum of the Viceroyalty, in the National History Museum, in the Mexiquense Auditorium, in the television program “Animal Nocturno,” and in the Manuel M. Ponce Hall of the Palace of Fine Arts. He has also had the honor of performing with international musicians like Tania Libertad, Rosy Arango, Zayra Velazquez, Leonardo Gonzalez Garnica, Allie Gardner, Alfredo Maass, and Bruce Lin.
Alfredo Alcocer is also a member of the “Los Diez Pianos” (“The Ten Pianos’) ensemble with whom he recently won the “Lunas del Auditorio” (Moons of the Auditorium) prize in the World Music category. In addition to his work as a soloist since 2010, Maestro Alcocer is the founder and director of the Franz Liszt Music Academy in Mexico City.
He served a two-year full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wisconsin. His brother served a mission at the same time but in a different mission than him. He says that although the Conservatory only allowed him to take a year off, he trusted the Lord and went ahead and served his mission. A year into his mission, he received a letter from home informing him that the only teacher at the Conservatory that was a member of the Church also happened to be the principal. Because of that, he was able to return after his mission and finish the 10-year Bachelor Differ Program.
Alfredo Alcocer says that he loves his Savior and wants to be able to share the truth of the gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ and his personal testimony of Him through the gift of music that he has been given. He has performed many times for prophets and apostles when they visit México. He has served as a member of the stake high council, as the branch president in the Missionary Training Center (MTC), and as a pianist. He has recorded arrangements of hymns with his friend Allie Gardner who is a member of BYU Noteworthy and currently studying at BYU. He further says that his intention is to continue recording music and bring the spirit of joy and peace the music brings us.
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