Principal conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León, the Colombian conductor Alejandro Posada has enjoyed a career throughout Europe and Latin America. He was principal conductor of the Philharkopnic and Chamber Orchestra of Sarajevo until the war in the Balkans, working also with the Belgrade Philharmonic, the Lower Austrian Symphony Orchestra, Pro-Arte, the Vienna Residenz Orchestra, the Hungarian Szeged Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. He has served as artistic director of the Orchestra of the Music Society of Pressbaum and chief conductor of the Baden Orchestra. He has also worked with orchestras in Washington and in Taiwan.
In Spain he appears with major orchestras and in Colombia has been associate conductor of the Colombia Symphony Orchestra since 1996 and has conducted the leading orchestras of the country, as well as of Costa Rica, Venezuela, El Salvador, Chile, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico.
Alejandro Posada was born in Colombia and completed his musical studies at the Conservatorio de Bellas Artes of Medellín, graduating as a pianist. In Vienna he studied orchestral and choral conducting with Karl Östrerreicher, Heinrich Gattermeyer and Gunther Theuring at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, graduating with unanimous honours and receiving the Würdigungspreis, the award for excellence of the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research. He undertook further study of conducting with Uros Lajovic. He was awarded first prize in the Competition for Young Conductors of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, second prize in the First International Competition for Orchestral Conductors at Cadaqués,and the special prize of the Eleventh Nicolai Malko International ConductorsCompetition in Copenhagen.