Vicho Vicencio Orchestra Profile

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Multi-instrumentalist and bandleader Fernando (Vicho) Vicencio is a musician whose career has taken him around the world. He studied theory, woodwinds and saxophones privately in Vina del Mar (Chile), his birth place, and later in Barcelona (Spain). After finishing school he joined Chile’s top dance and show orchestra and toured extensively through South America and Europe. After touring Vicho stayed in the Old Continent and worked in Spain, Italy, Scandinavia and Switzerland. He joined the Swiss Radio Light Music Orchestra, based in Zurich, and became one of the ensemble’s main soloists. He also led his own radio combo, specializing in Brazilian-style jazz and American standards.

In the late 1970’s Vicho relocated to the United States. Later, along with other South American colleagues, he accepted a long term engagement at an Austin, Texas renowned club, The Treehouse. At the completion of that engagement, Vicho settled down with his family in Dallas. He rapidly assimilated into the Metroplex’s rich musical environment, taught woodwinds and performed with the finest bands in his new home town. He organized several successful groups under his own name, later under “Moondance,” and has performed at numerous festivals, convention and corporate events, clubs and private parties since 1982.