Biography

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Alex is a composer, arranger/orchestrator, singer/songwriter and musical director, with a focus on music for film, television, theatre and other visual media. He was born in Sydney, Australia and developed an early interest in music as a cellist, pianist and singer. In 2013, he graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Music, where he founded the city’s first Show Choir, which won the UK’s inaugural national show choir competition in 2012, and was Musical Director for the country’s largest ever production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning musical AIDA in 2013. Later that year, he was selected as a participant in the Hollywood Music Workshop under the direction of Conrad Pope, with whom he studied orchestration, and where his music was performed by an ensemble of professionals in Klosterneuburg, Austria. In 2014, he graduated summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music with a Master’s Degree in Scoring for Film, Television & Games.

Alex’s works for screen have been recorded by the London Session Orchestra at AIR Studios Lyndhurst (2014), the Budapest Arts Orchestra (2013-14), the Orchestra on the Hill in Cambridge, UK (2013) and musicians from the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana in Spain (2013-14). Alex’s music has also been featured in theatrical productions including Magnetismes (2014) at the Teatre Gaudí in Barcelona, the UK-produced 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 in Perth by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and his orchestral works 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. Alex has also worked as an assistant in the music department for the films Lego Batman (2017), Lego Ninjago (2017), Jasper Jones (2017) and Peter Rabbit (2018), 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).