Alex started playing viola at the age of 12 when he was awarded a music scholarship to Perth Modern School, having previously studied violin from the age of 6 with George Coleman (retired Principal Viola with WASO). Upon completing Honours in Performance at the University of WA, Alex was awarded a full scholarship to the Australian National Academy of Music for two years.
During this time he performed in many masterclasses, solo, orchestral and chamber music concerts. Whilst at ANAM he also participated in the Internationale Sommmerakademie Mozarteum held at the Universitat Salzburg.
Alex has played with the Sydney, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras and participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs, including Camerata Australia. In 2009 Alex performed with the WASO Chamber Players in the Utzon Concert Series at the Sydney Opera House. He has also played with the Pacifica Quartet, in the Government House Music on the Terrace concert series, in Darlington Chamber Music concerts, with Tura New Music and recorded Troy Roberts’ XenDen Suite for Double Quartet (jazz quartet and string quartet).
Principal teachers have included Caroline Henbest, Esther van Stralen, Lawrence Jacks and Tzvi Friedl. Alex plays a Hiroshi Ilzuka viola.
Alex also enjoys watching and playing soccer, cooking and occasionally crocheting.