Conductor and Violin
Alex is a highly sought-after educator, presenter, adjudicator, conductor and violinist. He is one of a rare breed, who is able to inspire musicians of any age and stage, from nurturing the youngest string player to enabling the adult learner; from coaching postgraduate performers to mentoring other teachers. He is knowledgeable, caring, innovative and enthusiastic.
Alex is Artistic Director (Music) at the Kings High School, Warwick. As part of his role, Alex conducts the Warwick Independent Schools' Foundation Symphony Orchestra. He also conducts the regional string orchestra for the Warwickshire Music Hub. His former posts include Head of Strings at Uppingham School (2010-2017) and professor of violin of the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music (2014-19). He is founder and artistic director of the Darwin Ensemble Chamber Orchestra (DECO).
As well as his work for the Benedetti Foundation, Alex has a long association with the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain. He is in his second period (2019-) as conductor of the NCO Easterlies, having previously held the role for 4 years (2012-2016). He also acts as a violin tutor and conductor on NCO courses, including as violin coach for the NCOnline course during the Covid 19 pandemic.