Alex Wilson is performing with Claudia Alvarez Calderon this year.
He is a musician with a passion for the unusual, new and unexplored: a versatile pianist with interests ranging from cutting edge new music to fascinating repertoire by forgotten composers. Alex is a former British Contemporary Piano Competition finalist, Park Lane Group Young Artist and performer of new music across Britain and Europe as soloist and chamber musician. His self-curated tour of music by the lost composers of World War One has achieved large audiences and received critical praise. Alex’s debut solo CD – a recording of works by WW1 composer F.S.Kelly – is due for release in summer 2019. Alex directs, manages and performs with the Dr K. Sextet, curated the inaugural Cheltenham Music Festival Composer Academy and founded the music and visual arts collaboration ‘The Pierrot Project’. Alex believes strongly in taking professional, ambitious music projects out of the big cities, and is currently working to develop the musical scene in his home region of the south-west, with artists including Jade Gall (saxophone), Ruth Molins (flute), Claudia Alvarez Calderon (soprano) and Trio Exe.
Alex studied for a music degree at York University, and graduated from the Royal College of Music with a MA (distinction) in piano performance in 2011, following studies with Andrew Ball. “…..Alex Wilson gave a strong performance, exploring the instrument’s capacity for percussiveness and volume. Wilson’s excellent performance helped communicate highly fanciful and subjective messages through the shortest of musical mediums…..” Ben Hodgwood, Classical Source “Alex plays with muscular precision and supreme delicacy… the second half of the concert gave us all a chance to concentrate on Alex’s outstanding pianistic skill and supreme sensitivity” Luch Càise-Dearg, Classical Journey.