Alexander Henshaw

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.

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OUR MEMBERS

Rosemary Nalden: British viola player and founder of Buskaid, who now directs the thriving stringed-instruments school in Soweto. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.

DID YOU KNOW?

The RPS sent Beethoven £100 in 1827 to help comfort him when he was ill and much in need of money.