About Me

About Me

Alejandro Sabre is an award winning pianist & composer. Born and raised in Mexico City, Sabre started playing the piano at age 4. He has performed extensively throughout Mexico, the United States and a few countries in Europe and Asia. His busy schedule includes teaching full time at MJC, as well as performing and writing music. He has offered master classes and lectures for both piano students and teachers through the Stanislaus branch of the Music Teachers Association of California. A strong advocate for the arts and community engagement, Sabre served on the board of directors at the  Gallo Center for the Arts, where he was instrumental in developing the Arts Education program. He is passionate about the relationship between music theory and performance, helping audiences understand music as well as participate in the musical process, and keeping western art music alive in our community. His experience adjudicating piano competitions includes major events throughout the state of California, including the United States International Open Music Competition, MTAC panels, and the Sylvia Ghiglieri International Piano Competition among others.  He holds degrees from Mexico’s National School of Music, Carnegie Mellon University and the Eastman School of Music where he earned a doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature with a minor in Music Theory. His principal teachers include Luz María Puente, Irene Schreier, Rebecca Penneys, Malcolm Bilson and Steven Laitz. He has recorded for RCA/BMG and Centaur Records. His interests include traveling, yoga and meditation, swimming, hiking, and cooking.


Works awaiting publication:

  • Canasta de Juguetes, 36 piano pieces, critical edition (2016) (pdf)
  • Lyricism and Harmony Converge: Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 # 2 (2013) (pdf)
  • The Study Sessions: A manual for performers (2010) (pdf)


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