Alexander Kelly

Alexander Kelly

Trombone teacher

Alexander is a very respected trombone player and teacher and a generally all round top-bloke. Originally from Manchester, he is now in his final year at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Bob Hughes (ex-Principal Bass Trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra) and Keith McNichol (Principal Bass Trombone of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).

 Alex won the BBC Young Musician Of The Year 2012 Brass Category final and reached the competitions semi-final, culminating with two solo performances broadcast on BBC 2 and 4 at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and also a solo performance broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Alexander is also winner of the John Solomon Brass Prize at the Royal Academy of Music, and was a finalist in the Bob Hughes Bass Trombone Competition. Alexander is currently the Principal Bass Trombone in the European Union Youth Orchestra, a most prestigious position he has held for an amazing two consecutive years. Previously, Alex was Principal Bass Trombone in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain for two years, as well as the Britten-Pears Orchestra.

 His impressive credits include collaborations with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, London Sinfonietta, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Southbank Sinfonia, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Halle Orchestra (where he is currently on trial), Sid Lawrence Orchestra, and has recently recorded the soundtrack to the Hollywood film “Snowden”.

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