For X Alfonso, art is as natural as life itself. He was born in Havana on September 13, 1972 into a family founded by Carlos Alfonso and Ele Valdes, the creators and leaders of the legendary band Síntesis. Between the influences of the family environment and his own talent, X Alfonso's life has always revolved around creative processes. His first musical foundations were laid at the Manuel Samuell Conservatory and he then went on to study at ENA, the national arts school, where he trained as a classical pianist. At the school he also had the opportunity to work with students in other specialties such as the visual arts, dance and theater thereby forming his idea that music and art should inter-relate as one art form, something that would mark his future work. Right from his student days he was composing music for exhibitions, graduation ceremonies and plays.