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Colin Alexander


  Cello   |   Composer  



  • BBC Symphony Orchestra - including no.3
  • English Chamber Orchestra - including co-principal.
  • London Contemporary Orchestra - co-principal 'cello
  • London Chamber Orchestra
  • London Telefilmonic Orchestra (Levine Andrade) - including principal
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra - including co-principal
  • Symphony Orchestra of India including principal in Rossini’s William Tell Overture


  • Brahms' Double Concerto with Andrew Harvey and the Orchestra of the City conducted by Christopher Hopkins
  • Haroon Mirza’s ‘Lola’ – solo ‘cello
  • Debussy 'Cello Sonata  at King's Place


  • Burton-Bradstock Festival including Bach Flute Sonata in E minor with Michael Cox
  • Mendelssohn Octet with Dmitri Sitkovetsky in Mumbai, India
  • Mercury Quartet including tours to Romania and Switzerland in 2014
  • Ossian Ensemble
  • Pythagoras Ensemble
  • Tre Voci ‘Cello Trio with concerts in Aldeburgh, Aalesund, Hay-on-Wye, King’s Place (London), Malmo, Manchester, Oslo and the Royal College of Music in 2014.

 Session work

  • ‘Ship of Theseus’ (film) - solo ‘cellist including improvisation
  • Blackberry advert - solo ‘cello
  • Howard Goodall’s ‘How Music Works’ (Channel Four) - ‘Dido’s Lament’

Education Work

  • Transcription of Mecano’s ‘Hijo de la Luna’ for Monserrat Caballe’s final concert at Madrid Arena
  • CYM - ‘cello, harmony and general musicianship tutor
  • Marryat Players String Orchestra - ‘cello and chamber music coach
  • Mercury Quartet - workshops for the composers of the Bucharest Conservatoire
  • Ossian Ensemble - workshops for RCM composers
  • Pro Corda - chamber music and composition tutor
  • RCM Composers' Workshops - fixer and 'cellist for ensemble in residence at the RCM involving 4 workshops and 2 concerts per year of works by Masters students
  • Sound and Music Summer Course - composition tutor


  • 2009: RCM. Full scholarship awarded for two years’ Composition Masters with Jonathan Cole.
  • 2004 – 2008: GSMD. Dual principal study in 'Cello & Composition. ‘Cello professor – Oleg Kogan. Composition professors – Julian Philips and Richard Baker. B.Mus awarded 2008.
  • 2002 – 2004: Purcell School. Tim Stevenson Prize for Composition 2003. Orchestral Composition Prize 2004.
  • 1999 – 2002: Royal Grammar School, Guildford (music scholar). Musician of the Year Award 2002, Composition Prize 2002.

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Cello, Composer