ALFREDO LAVALLEY first studied singing at the National Conservatory of Mexico. After winning the FONCA National Scholarship, he went on to specialize in Baroque singing at the Geneva Conservatory’s Center for Ancient Music. He completed his training by attending master classes with Max van Egmond, in Amsterdam, Isabelle Henriquez and Francesca Giarini in Geneva.
As a singer in various vocal ensembles (Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Ensemble Elyma, Choeur des Musiciens du Louvre, Cappella Amsterdam, Cappella Cervantina), he has participated in many renowned festivals in Europe, Mexico and the United States, under such conductors as Michel Corboz, Gabriel Garrido, Marc Minkowsky, Daniel Reuss, Leonardo Garcia-Alarcón, Horacio Franco, and Josep. Cabré. He has also taken part in many different stage productions in the ranks of the Lausanne Opera Choir and the choir of the Grand Théâtre de Genève.
Passionate about choral singing, he obtained the CH I Federal Certificate in choral conducting in Switzerland, and a second Diploma in Choral Conducting (DEM) in France, going on to further his training at the Milano Choral Academy, with Marco Berrini, and in Switzerland with Pascal Mayer.
He is the founder of the baroque vocal quintet Pentaterra, the Fragrantia Vocal Ensemble, the Voxmusica Choir, and he currently conducts the Meinier Choir and the chorus of the IFRC / ICRC (Federation and International Committee of the Red Cross).
He trained in Spain in the conducting and pedagogy of children’s choirs and singing at the SICS (Secretariat of Corals Infantils de Catalunya) and since September 2015 is part of the team of performing arts teachers at the Collège du Léman.