Biography

Alex J. Hall (b.1995) is an English & Canadian composer, arranger, singer and musician based in London, UK. Alex is currently studying composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Paul Whitmarsh, having also received tuition from James Weeks and Julian Anderson, and recently winning Guildhall's Rose Lawrence Prize. Alex is also a Tenor studying with former Gold Medal winner and BBC singer Ian Kennedy, having also partaken in education, workshops and masterclasses with Mary Hammond, Loré Lixenberg and Claire Moore.

As a composer, Alex has worked with groups and players from ensembles such as London Contemporary Orchestra, EXAUDI, City Chamber Choir (as Composer-in-Association), Barbican Sinfonia, and soloists such as Jonathan Powell and Aino Konkka. Alex has a particular interest in writing for Theatre, having worked as composer on a number of recent projects. In March 2015, Alex was composer and director for the multimedia instillation project “Khaos" which was generously supported by Barbican Creative Learning. This was followed by composition credits at the Barbican for the Wedekind play “Lulu" (dir. Christian Burgess) in November 2015, and "Go, Make You Ready” (dir. Patsy Rotenburg OBE & Sue Lefton) which toured to China and was featured on the BBC iPlayer as part of the Shakespeare 400 event in March 2016.

As a tenor, Alex has worked in a variety of genres on many shows. In recent years he has been more involved in Opera, working in productions of Kagel’s “Staatstheatre” (Milton Court, 2015) and Puccini’s La Boheme (Frogmore Paper Mill, 2016, Conducted by Audrey Hyland) with solo roles in both, and most recently performing in the contemporary opera “Boys Of Paradise” by Vahan Salorian as part of the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival in EGG London, opening to great reviews. Alex has also worked in Musical Theatre, including productions of Songs for A New World (Silk Street Theatre 2014) and Sweeney Todd (also as assistant MD, Frogmore Paper Mill 2016), as well as singing for big bands and ensembles including the GSMD Pops Orchestra.

Alex also works as a multi-instrumentalist in London for a variety of clients and events. He is currently accompanist and arranger for the London Humanist Choir, which has lead to performances with or alongside Sara Pascoe, Stewart Lee, Phillip Pullman, Richard Dawkins and Tim Minchin.

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Alex J. Hall

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New Voices 2017
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London , London
United Kingdom
51° 30' 26.4636" N, 0° 7' 39.9288" W
London GB