Appreciated for the sensitivity and integrity of his interpretations, Alexander Boyd

enjoys a career as both soloist and chamber musician.

 

Born in 1972 he made his Concerto debut in 1983 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and since his London Wigmore Hall debut in 2001 he has performed frequently at many of the worlds leading recital halls and international music festivals.

 

In recent years, Alexander has also given debut recitals in Belgium, Spain and France in addition to his frequent visits to Australia.

Recent appearances there have included concerts in partnership with Musica Viva, performances on the Resonate Recital Series at the Art Gallery of NSW, the Melbourne Recital Centre, the Sydney Recital Hall, the National Gallery in Canberra, the Newcastle Conservatorium, and radio broadcasts throughout the country.

 

2017/18 brings concerts in the UK including London's South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Conway Hall and the Barbican, the Barber Institute in Birmingham, St David's Hall in Cardiff, Cambridge University, Oxford University, in addition to performances in the USA. He will also be giving chamber recitals with his brother cellist Nathaniel Boyd, cellist Richard Jenkinson and the Dante String Quartet, as well as returning to Australia for a tour in 2018 performing the complete Iberia Suite by Albeniz.

 

Recordings include works by Chopin, Debussy and Schumann for the Abbas and Chartreuse record labels.

More recently Alexander has begun a project to record much of the Spanish repertoire. A critically acclaimed recording of the "Iberia Suite" by Albeniz was released by Claudio Records/Naxos in September 2017, and was nominated for a Grammy. "Goyescas" by Granados will be released in Spring 2018. Alongside this, the Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff and the 24 Preludes by Debussy will follow in late 2018.  He has also broadcast on numerous occasions for ABC and BBC Radio amongst many others.

Alexander has also composed the music for three short films, "Galatea", "Sogni d'Oro and "Art in Heaven". They were shown at various international film festivals including the Los Angeles Short Film Festival and New York Short Film Festival in 2014, "Sogni d'Oro" also winning best drama at the Portobello Festival in UK.

 

Passionate about teaching, Alexander is a lecturer at the University of Birmingham and on the piano staff at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has also given master classes at Cambridge University, Oxford University, Birmingham University, and in New Zealand at the University of Wellington.