Alexander Baillie is an English cellist. Baillie frequently appears as a concerto soloist all around the world. He has been a soloist at the BBC Proms numerous times, having performed the Schumann, Delius and Beethoven Triple Concertos, as well as various premieres of contemporary works. British Orchestras he has performed with include the London Symphony, City of Birmingham Symphony, BBC Symphony, Royal Philharmonic and the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. He has also directed and performed the Haydn and Boccherini concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra.
He has made a significant contribution to contemporary music, having premiered various works such as Penderecki's Cello Concerto No. 2 in 1992, H. K. Gruber's Concerto, and Andrew MacDonald's concerto. At the BBC Proms, he gave debut performances of Colin Matthew's Concerto in 1984, Henze's Sieben Liebeslieder in 1988 under the composer's direction, and Takemitsu's Orion and Pleiades in 1989. Other works by contemporary composers he regularly performs include Lutoslawski's Cello Concerto, which he has performed twice with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland.
As well as being a prolific performer, Baillie frequently teaches both privately and in masterclasses. Currently he is Professor of Cello at the Bremen Hochschule in Germany, as well as visiting professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music. He makes numerous appearances at summer music courses, including Cadenza International Summer School and the Bryanston International Cello Course in the South of England. He is also a regular conductor of the Marryat Players in Wimbledon.