Alex has been playing the cello for 16 years and has been teaching for nearly a decade. He studied cello performance at Virginia Tech with cellist Alan Weinstein and taught with the Virginia Tech String Project.
While at Virginia Tech, Alex found a passion for contemporary classical music and performed works by Donald Erb, Eric Lyon, Chen-Hui Jen and was a featured artist in the 2015 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference.
Alex moved to Boston, MA in 2017 and attended the New England Conservatory for three years (M.M. ‘19 & G.D. ‘20). He studied cello performance under Yeesun Kim and played in chamber ensembles under the direction of Nicholas Kitchen, Mai Motobuchi, Kristopher Tong, and Steve Drury.
At NEC, Alex continued his study of contemporary repertoire and appeared frequently on the BSO concert series, What I Hear, performing solo and chamber works by Derek Bermel, Sebastian Currier, Kaija Saariaho, Jörg Widmann, and Andris Dzenitis. In 2019, Alex received NEC’s John Cage Award for Contemporary Performance.
Outside of NEC, Alex has also performed as a section cellist with the Du Bois Orchestra, the Phoenix Orchestra, the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Chamber Symphony, and the conductor-less string ensemble, Palaver Strings. In addition to teaching at the Community Music Center of Boston, he also runs his own private studio.
B.A. Virginia Tech
M.M New England Conservatory
G.D. New England Conservatory