Biography


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Alejandro Soto was born in Santiago de Chile in the 70’s.

He learned his first guitar chords from his mother and the first song from his father.

He started taking piano lessons at the age of 9, and later he studied harmony and composition with Fernando Carrasco, who introduced him to the basic elements of folk songs and Latin American music.

He studied composition at the “Universidad Católica de Chile”, and at the same time he worked as a keyboard and accordion player with leading Chilean songwriters like Mauricio Redolés and Patricio Manns.
He toured Chile with Manns and played on “America novia mía”, live record, in 1999.
He played accordion, keyboard, and bass as part of the group Aranto, in 1996.
He worked as Fernando Carrasco’s assistant director in several projects with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Santiago, in 2004.

Between 1999 and 2003 Alejandro joins the Latin Experimental group Bombyx Mori, participating in their first album “Bombyx Mori”, in 2002.
Between 2000 and 2003 he joined Sur-Gente, Latin American group, as interpreter and composer, participating in the recording of the album “Sur-Gente” in 2001.

In 2002 and 2004 he was one of the winners of the “Música de este lado del sur”/(Music from this side of the south) contest. He participates with the songs “Tu vuelo inquieto” and “Entre dos caminos”.
Both can be found on the records “Música de este lado del sur” vols. 4 and 5.

He arranged and produced the songwriter Manuel García’s solo record “Pánico” in 2005.

The same year he went to Berlin, where he lives now, to tour around Germany with Spanish singer Aurora Lacasa and work as a composer and player for songwriter Tino Eisbrenner.

He also has recorded with the musician José Miguel Marquez of Illapu and participated in young composer Nano Stern’s “Voy y vuelvo” record.
During a short stay in Chile in 2007 he started to record “Interiores”, his first solo album, assisted by the Chilean musicians Rodrigo Bobadilla and Alfonso Pérez.

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