Alex Postlethwaite Resume

      Alex Postlethwaite is a freelance violinist based in South East England. He is in much demand as orchestral leader, chamber musician, soloist and recording artist having worked with many top chart acts, including appearances on Top of the Pops and French channel TF1. For ten years he ran and led the Richmond Chamber Symphony, a group dedicated to playing the chamber orchestra music of the Twentieth Century, with whom he performed Schnittke's 3rd Violin Concerto and Kaija Saariaho's Nocturne as soloist. Alex leads the Alexandria Ensemble whose recent concert performances include Martinu's Piano Trio, John McCabe Musica notturno, and Schnittke Moz-Art. He also leads the Blaze Ensemble who perform chamber recitals at St James, Piccadilly and St. Paul's, Covent Garden and St.Martin-in-the-fields. Last autumn he was asked to lead ‘Toccata', a charitable musical production company with whom he toured Zambia raising money for street children and orphans. In June he will be performing Prokofiev's 2nd Violin Concerto with Dorking Philharmonia. Hobbies include studying for an Open University degree in Natural Sciences, watching Manchester United win and playing with his ever-expanding brood of young children

Updated:  May 23, 2010

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