Hailing from Guatemala, Alfonso Hernandez is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts under the tutelage of Larissa Dedova. He started to learn music with his father and entered the National Conservatory of Guatemala at the age of 7 where he graduated with honors. As a student at the Conservatory, he had his first debut as soloist with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Guatemala at the age of 12.
In 2009, Alfonso moved to the United States to pursue a BM in Performance at the University of Houston where he graduated cum laude and represented the piano department in the commencement ceremony. Subsequently, Alfonso obtained a Master in Music in Performance at the Eastman School of Music, and completed a Professional Performance Certificate at Lynn University Conservatory.
Alfonso has participated in many renowned music festivals including the Chautauqua Music Festival; Aspen Music Festival; Art of the Piano in CCM; Pianofest in the Hamptons; and the Zeister Muziekdage in Netherlands.