Biography

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Alex is a London-based composer, arranger/orchestrator, conductor and musical director, with a focus on music for film, television, theatre and other visual media. Born in Sydney, Australia and trained as a cellist, pianist and singer, he holds a degree in music from the University of Cambridge and a Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television & Video Games from Berklee College of Music. In 2013, Alex was also a participant in the Hollywood Music Workshop under the direction of Conrad Pope, with whom he studied orchestration and composition.

Alex’s works have been recorded by the London Session Orchestra at AIR Studios Lyndhurst (UK), the Budapest Arts Orchestra (Hungary), musicians from the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (Spain), and the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Alex’s music has also been featured in theatrical productions at the Teatre Gaudí in Barcelona (2014), webseries Upstage (2015) and Ruling Class (2015), and the documentary The Last Leader of the Crocodile Islands (2015), aired on national television in Australia. His composition Pur ti Miro (2016) for orchestra, choir and electronica based on Monteverdi was debuted by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and his orchestral works All Nearness Pauses (2017), A Sparkling Christmas (2018) and An English Overture (2019) were debuted by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra at performances in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. His work There Was a Storm and Waves (2018) was premiered by the orchestra and combined choirs of Santa Sabina College in Sydney. He is co-artistic director of the ensemble Retrophonica, which combines electronic and acoustic instruments for performance of film, classical and contemporary music across London. He is also a frequent collaborator with the London Contemporary Voices, having directed the choir in performance at the Union Chapel and the Royal Albert Hall in 2019.

Alex has also worked as an assistant in the music department for the blockbuster feature films Lego Batman (2017), Lego Ninjago (2017), Jasper Jones (2017), Peter Rabbit (2018), The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), as well as the Lifetime series I Am Elizabeth Smart (2017) and the behind-the-scenes look at the making of Star Wars, The Director and the Jedi (2018).