Alejandro Núñez was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1961. He received his first French horn lessons from his uncle, Delfino Núñez and later went on to study under Douglas Moore and Alan Civil at the Royal College of Music in London and under Professor Hermann Baumann in Essen, Germany.
He was a soloist in Orquesta Sinfónica Venezuela as well as the Sinfonieta Caracas. From 1988 he was a member of Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carl, and subsequently became a soloist at Philharmonia Hungarica under Yehudi Menuhin in Germany. He has been a member of the Basel Symphony Orchestra since 1993 and was also professor for French horn at Scuola di Alto Perfezonamento Musicale Filarmonici di Torino in Saluzzo, Italy. As a soloist and chamber music player, he has toured extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia as well as North and South America. He has featured as soloist in works by R. Glière, B. Britten and W.A. Mozart under conductors Donald Runnicles, Armin Jordan and Heinz Holliger. In June 1988, he won 3rd prize at the Concours International d’Interprétation Musicale de la Ville de Reims in France. In May 1999 he was invited as ‘Featured Artist’ to the 31st International Horn Symposium at Georgia University (US) by the International Horn Society.