Alexis Cárdenas: Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 1976, Cardenas began his studies at the age of 9. At age 12 he made his debut playing Mendelssohnís Violin Concerto in E Minor accompanied by the Maricaibo Symphony Orchestra. A year later he performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. He continued his studies in New York at the Juilliard School of Music (Pre-College Division) with Margaret Pardee and later at the National Superior Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris with Olivier Charlier. There he graduated first place in his class earned First Prize, awarded unanimously.
Alexis Cárdenas is a soloist, chamber musician and recitalist in great demand and has been invited to perform as soloist with orchestra such as the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Radio France Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Montreal I Musici Symphony, Murcia Symphony Orchestra, the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra and many others.
He has been presented in major international festivals with artists such as Richard Galliano, Hamilton de Holanda, Didier Lockwood, Oliver Charlier, GÈrard CaussÈ, Jean-Marc Phillips, Yamandu Costa, Pablo Ziegler (Tango), and Lito Vitale.
Furthermore he has collaborated with conductors including Marek Janowski, Pavel Kogan and Gustavo Dudamel. He is currently concertmaster of the Orchestre National díIle de France in Paris.