Born in Argentina, composer Alejandro Rutty's output includes orchestral, chamber and mixed-media music, arrangements of Argentine traditional music, and innovative outreach musical projects. Rutty's compositions and arrangements have been played by the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, National Symphony Orchestra of Brazil, New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, Linköping Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, the New York New Music Ensemble, the Amherst Saxophone Quartet, and the Cassatt String Quartet. Recordings of his music have been released by Capstone Records, Arizona University Recordings, and ERM Media.
Recent events include the performance of Rutty's arrangement of Roop Verma's Concerto for Sitar and orchestra in Linkoping, Sweden, the premiere of L'accordeoniste by the East-Wind Quartet, and a concert of the Hey, Mozart New Mexico's project with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra.
Founder and Artistic Director of the Hey, Mozart! Project, Rutty's activities have included his work as conductor for numerous organizations, and arranger and pianist for Argentine-Tango performances. He has been Artistic Director of the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival for the 2006 and 2007 seasons.
Rutty has worked as composer and music director for theatrical productions and opera. A recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, Rutty's education includes degrees in composition, orchestral conducting, and choral conducting. Alejandro Rutty is currently Assistant Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.