Tutor of Piano and Music Theory
Alex Wilson is a pianist and musician, originally from Cambridge, currently actively engaged a wide range of musical projects. As a classical pianist, Alex has enjoyed many high-profile performances from a young age and developed a passion for chamber music while at university. While studying music at Oxford, where he was a Casperd Scholar at St. John’s College, Alex gave numerous performances including Shostakovich’s Piano Trio no. 2 and Ravel’s Piano Trio at the Holywell Music Room among other recital series. He was also invited to participate in several masterclasses with artists including Yo Yo Ma and Steven Isserlis. Some notable performances from Alex's early engagement in music (2009-2015) include a collaboration with Palestinian ensemble Dal’Ouna at the Spitalfields Festival, a performance under Simon Wallfisch at the National Holocaust Memorial Day 2015, and performances with jazz group Led Bib at Richmix, London and a large improvisation ensemble at the Southbank Centre.
Alongside his classical engagements, Alex has been an active jazz pianist for many years and has performed widely across the UK with his own ensemble Cesca. Recent performances include Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, La Petite Halle, Paris, London Jazz Festival, and Love Supreme Festival with this group, alongside other performances with some of the UK’s leading jazz artists including Adam Waldmann and Sahra Gure. In December 2019, Alex wrote the music for the play Random at the Tristan Bates Theatre. He will begin an MA in Piano Performance (jazz) at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2020 and is generously supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
Alex also offers specialist courses for students at undergraduate level or who are preparing for university entry.