ALEXANDER BOYD

 

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 at many of the worlds leading recital halls, as well as appearing in international music festivals in the USA, Canada, Australia and Europe.

 

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.

 

2016/17 brings concerts in the UK including London's South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican, St David's Hall in Cardiff, and performances in Spain, France and the USA. He will also be giving chamber recitals with his brother cellist Nathaniel Boyd, and cellist Richard Jenkinson. He returns to Australia for a tour in late 2017 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 and a critically acclaimed recording of the "Iberia Suite" by Albeniz was released by Claudio Records/Naxos in September 2016. "Goyescas" by Granados will be released in Spring 2017. 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.

He studied with Paul Berkowitz and James Gibb at the Guildhall School and later with Alexander Volkov at the Rubins Academy in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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.