Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Announces New Cohort of Los Angeles Orchestra Fellows


Prestigious Two-Year Fellowship Program Sponsored by LACO in Partnership with Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles is Designed to Increase Diversity of American Orchestras

(Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2023) Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) has announced four top-tier early-career musicians have been selected for its Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a prestigious program sponsored by LACO in partnership with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA) that engages members of historically underrepresented groups in western classical music ensembles. The 2023-2025 cohort of Fellows, including two wind players and two string players, are:

  • Flutist Alejandro Lombo, from Miramar, Florida, who earned a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music;
  • Oboist Eder Rivera, a Honduran-native who graduated with honors from Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music and received a master’s degree from the Colburn Conservatory;
  • Columbian-American violist Nicolas Valencia, who holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Viola Performance at the University of Southern California;
  • Double bassist Matthew Peralta, a New York-native who completed his undergraduate degree at Purchase College and earned a Master’s degree from the Yale School of Music.

Read the Full Press Release here: LACO 23-25 Fellowship