2018 RPS Instrument Purchase Grant | Percussion
Alex is currently a 2nd year orchestral percussionist studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His playing incorporates a huge range of styles and genres, from classical, funk, folk and jazz, right the way to samba, all of which he enjoys equally. Playing multiple styles of music means that Alex ends up using a whole host of instruments including marimba, cajon, timpani, bodhran, bata and many more.
Alex was junior organ scholar at Wells Cathedral School before joining college as a percussionist. In his spare time he enjoys delving deep into the world of cinematography.
Chi-chi Nwanoku MBE, Founder, Artistic and Executive Director, Chineke! Foundation; Founder, principal Double Bass, OAE: As a musician it feels vital to be part of the RPS family, and its endeavours to go-all-out for the sake of music.
DID YOU KNOW?
Richard Wagner was musical director of the 1855 Philharmonic Society Season and conducted all eight concerts.