I’m Alec, but you can also call me Alecto. I’ve been playing the violin on-and-off since I was about 3 years old (I’m 22). I started off playing mariachi music in my family’s mariachi band, Mariachi Sombra de Nogales, but now I mainly play rock and metal, although I do play classical music at times as well.
I didn’t have any formal training until I joined my school orchestra in 7th grade. I’ve played with Mark Wood of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a soloist. I built my own 7-string electric called The Banshee.
These past 2-3 years, I’m sorry to say that I sacrificed my violin playing a bit to focus on playing bass guitar and singing in my metal band, Varkan. But I’m looking for a change in musical direction, so I want to start taking the violin seriously again, now more than ever.