Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf (b. 1995) is an award-winning British composer, described by Gramophone as ‘a major presence in starry company’. His music has been performed by artists and ensembles including Sir James Galway, London Symphony Orchestra, Alice Coote, and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. 2020 sees the premiere of Alex’s opera A Feast in the Time of Plague at Grange Park Opera, with an all-star cast including Simon Keenlyside, Susan Bullock, Janis Kelly, Peter Hoare, Claire Booth and Soraya Mafi. In autumn 2020 Alex’s Requiem is released commercially on the Delphian label, with soloists Nicky Spence, Philip Higham and Iain Burnside. Notable recent works include M1 Symphony for the BBC Philharmonic; Fairfield Fanfare for London Mozart Players; and the song cycle Quiet London for Rowan Pierce, Elgan Llyr Thomas and Iain Burnside. Alex's NHS Symphony (2018) won awards at the Prix Europa, and was praised as ‘groundbreaking’ (The Times) and ‘haunting’ (Metro). In 2018 Alex received the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, and in 2012 he was BBC Young Composer of the Year. Alex studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, and at the Royal Academy of Music.

Biography

Alex Woolf (b. 1995) is an award-winning British composer, described by Gramophone as ‘a major presence in starry company’. His music has been performed by artists and ensembles including Sir James Galway, London Symphony Orchestra, Alice Coote, and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge. 2020 sees the premiere of Alex’s opera A Feast in the Time of Plague at Grange Park Opera, with an all-star cast including Simon Keenlyside, Susan Bullock, Janis Kelly, Peter Hoare, Claire Booth and Soraya Mafi. In autumn 2020 Alex’s Requiem is released commercially on the Delphian label, with soloists Nicky Spence, Philip Higham and Iain Burnside. Notable recent works include M1 Symphony for the BBC Philharmonic; Fairfield Fanfare for London Mozart Players; and the song cycle Quiet London for Rowan Pierce, Elgan Llyr Thomas and Iain Burnside. Alex's NHS Symphony (2018) won awards at the Prix Europa, and was praised as ‘groundbreaking’ (The Times) and ‘haunting’ (Metro). In 2018 Alex received the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, and in 2012 he was BBC Young Composer of the Year. Alex studied at St John’s College, Cambridge, and at the Royal Academy of Music.

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