B i o g r a p h y
Alexander is a Northern Irish horn player who studied at the Royal Welsh college of Music and Drama where he was taught by Angus West and Tim Thorpe.
Alexander first began playing the horn under the tutelage of Jennifer Leslie before studying for 4 years with Paul Klein, principal horn with the Ulster Orchestra. In 2013 Alexander graduated from the Queen's University Belfast and subsequently began his postgraduate study at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As well as his musical studies at Queen’s Alexander was a member of several musical ensembles, appearing as both conductor & soloist with Queen's University Symphony Orchestra.
A keen orchestral player, he played with the City of Belfast Youth Orchestra for four years, appearing as a soloist in Robert Schumann’s Konzertstück both in Belfast and France. Alexander was also a member of the Ulster Youth Orchestra where he performed in the BBC Proms alongside the Ulster Orchestra and conductor JoAnn Falletta. Outside of his studies at Queens, Alexander was heavily involved with the Queen’s University Symphony Orchestra, both as a conductor, performing Dvorak’s 9th Symphony and as a soloist playing Mozart’s Horn Concerto in E flat K.447.
Whilst studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Alexander appeared with several of the college’s ensembles, including the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Symphonic Brass ensemble and period work group Badinerie. Notable performances include Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ with conductor Carlo Rizzi as well as other concerts including Mahler’s 2nd Symphony, Stravinsky’s ‘Firebird’ suite in St David’s Hall. Alexander has been fortunate enough to perform in side by side concerts with the brass and wind sections of Welsh National Opera. He has also benefitted from Master classes from Richard Bissil, David Pyatt, London Brass, Mnozil brass and the Mariinsky Brass and Wind Ensemble.
Alexander is a busy chamber musician and a member of the Lux quintet, who perform regularly across Britain. Alexander has also performed with Opera’r Ddraig and the Cardiff Chamber Players.