Alex Rosales Garcia, Mexican-born and San Francisco raised, is a bassoonist living in Los Angeles, California. An active musician in Southern California and Nevada, Alex has performed with various groups including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Las Vegas Philharmonic, The Royal Ballet, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, WildUp, New West Symphony, Brevard Music Center Orchestra and Southeast Symphony. Alex has held the positions of Principal Bassoon with the Debut Orchestra, and is acting Principal Bassoon with Southeast Symphony. In 2015, Alex won the position of Second Bassoon with Las Vegas. Beginning in 2018 and concluding in 2020, he assumed the role of Acting Principal Bassoon with Las Vegas Philharmonic.
Alex has played under many notable conductors including JoAnn Falletta, Gustavo Dudamel, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Anthony Parnthner, Bramwell Tovey, Carl St. Clair, Keith Lockhart, Andrew Manze, Christoph König and Matthias Bamert. Aside from orchestral performances, he can also be heard in various soundtracks for movies and shows with FOX, Sony and Warner Bros. He has also shared the stage at the Hollywood Bowl with Omara Portuondo—singer with Buena Vista Social Club- and Venezuelan salsa musician Oscar D’Leon.
Alex holds a B.S. in Political Science and a B.M in Music Performance from the University of California, Irvine; a M.M. Music Performance and a GC (Graduate certificate) in Music Performance from University of Southern California.