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.
David Lowe, Music Lover: I'm always pleased to hear about the work done by the RPS to assist young performers and composers. They are indeed the future of music.
DID YOU KNOW?
An early member of the Society, who played in our first season in 1813, was the Afro-European violinist George Polgreen Bridgetower (1778-1860) – the original dedicatee of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata.