Alex graduated from the Australian Institute of Music, Sydney in 2001 where he studied violin with Alice Waten. Since then he has maintained a busy career as a freelance violinist and violist playing with many of Sydney’s finest ensembles including the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Sydney Chamber Orchestra and ARCO. He has performed with such prominent entertainers as Barry White, Michael Crawford & Susan Boyle and appears on many soundtrack recordings including Happy Feet and Happy Feet II.
From 2005-2009 Alex was a participant in the Symphony Australia Young Conductors Program. Through this he conducted the Melbourne, Tasmanian and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras as well as the Queensland Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. It gave him the opportunity to work with some of the finest conductors in the world, including Christopher Seaman, Johannes Fritzsch, Lutz Kohler and Arvo Volmer. He has also featured on ABC Classic FM's Rising Stars radio program in an Australian national broadcast conducting the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 Alex was selected to attend the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester to study a Masters in Conducting.
Alex is a passionate educator and maintains an active career as a youth conductor. Previously he has directed orchestras, string ensembles and choirs at Sydney Girls High School, Fort St High School and Killara High School. He has also worked extensively for the NSW Education Department Arts Unit, working as conductor to the Symphony Orchestra and as the assistant director to the Schools Spectacular.