… just some of the orchestras who have booked Morgensterns clients during the past year.
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Alexander Roberts (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) ProfileAlso: Piano 

Orchestral bookings (since April 2012)

  • Orchestras: Britten Pears Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: Orpheus Sinfonia, Tete-a-Tete.
  • Shows: Royal Shakespeare Company.

Alexander's orchestral work also includes

  • West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Cl / Bass Cl)
  • Queensland Symphony Orchestra (Cl / Bass Cl)
  • Perth Pops Orchestra (Princ Cl)
  • Bangalow Festival Chamber Orchestra (2nd Cl / Basset Horn)
  • Tait Orchestretta (Princ Cl)
  • Ruthless Jabiru Chamber Orchestra (Princ Cl)
  • Sinfonia Cymru (Princ Cl)
  • Royal Scottish National Orchestra (extra)
  • Co-Opera Australia (Princ Cl)

Alexander's orchestral training experience includes:

  • Bayreuth Young Artists Festival Orchestra (Princ)
  • RNCM Symphony Orchestra (Princ)
  • RNCM Opera Orchestra (Princ)
  • RNCM Concert Orchestra (Princ)
  • Australian Youth Orchestra (Bass Cl)
  • National Music Camp (Princ Cl / Bass Cl / E flat Cl)
  • Queensland Youth Orchestra (Cl / Bass Cl)

Alexander's solo work includes:

  • Schubert Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (arr. Jurgen Hinz), with Perth Pops Orchestra
  • Finzi Clarinet Concerto, with Orchesterverein Wiedikon (Zurich)
  • Mozart Clarinet Concerto, with Perth Pops Orchestra
  • Bernstein Prelude, Fugue and Riffs, with WA Academy of Performing Arts Wind Orchestra
  • Krommer Double Concerto, Op. 91, with Perth Pops Orchestra

Alexander's chamber work includes:

  • World Premiere of Emma-Ruth Richards clarinet quintet, Satin Glass
  • UK Premiere of Detlev Glanertx wind quintet, De ja vu
  • Performances of Mozart Wind Serenade and Krommer Octet as part of the Bayreuth Festival
  • L'istoire du Soldat with Eduardo Portal
  • Pierrot Lunaire with Jane Manning (Sprechstimme)
  • Performances of Mozart Clarinet Quintet and Bartok Contrasts in Perth Winter Arts Festival
  • Performances in Australian Festival of Chamber Music

Piano Accompaniment Experience

  • August 2010 - present, Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director, West London Choir
  • August 2010 - present, Accompanist/Assistant Musical Director, South London Choir
  • July 2007 - September 2008, Accompanist, New I Voci Singers
  • July - September 2007, Repetiteur/Vocal Coach, West Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • February 2007 - June 2008, Accompanist, Scotch College Junior School Choirs
  • February 2004 - December 2006, Accompanist, Queensland Youth Choir
  • July 2002 - December 2003, Accompanist, New I Voci Singers
  • January 2000 - July 2002, Accompanist, Churchlands Choral Society

"I cannot too highly praise the ability of this young musician ... Roberts did wonders on the clarinet"   Neville Cohn, The West Australian, 3rd January 2012

Such was Alex Roberts' performance of Schubert's Shepherd on the Rock described, in the Australian premiere performance of Jurgen Hinz's orchestration. Alex is a dynamic musician, dedicated to sharing the joy of music with his audience and those that he plays with. In 2012, Alex was principal clarinet of Orchestra Vitae, and gave solo performances in Lauderdale House, and in the Knight's Hall, Ljubjlana, the latter as part of the Branimir Slokar Academy. Earlier in 2011, Alex performed the Finzi concerto with Orchesterverein Wiedikon in Zurich, and Krommer and Mozart Wind Serenades throughout Germany as part of the Bayreuth Festival of Young Artists.

As a professional orchestral musician, he has played as a member of the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Orchestra, as well as playing principal clarinet in Sinfonia Cymru. As a chamber musician, he has performed in the Royal Northern College of Music Chamber Music Festival, City of London Festival, Perth Winter Arts Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Adelaide Festival and Bangalow Festival.

Alex completed his music studies with Paul Dean at the Queensland Conservatorium in 2006, before undertaking further study with Nicholas Cox and Linda Merrick at the Royal Northern College of Music, where he was the winner of the Gilbert-Fell clarinet prize, in addition to receiving Gyles-Lyth Thomas entrance scholarship. Alex has since been priveliged to take lessons with Francois Benda, Andrew Marriner, Chi-yu Mo, Barnaby Robson and Chen Halevi.

Alex also maintains a busy career as a piano accompanist and choral conductor, working with the South and West London Choirs in this capacity.

EDUCATION

Graduate studies

  • Queensland Conservatorium, 2004 - 06, Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)
  • The Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), 2008 - 09, Master of Music (Distinction)

Prizes and Awards

  • Winner, Gilbert-Fell Clarinet Prize, RNCM 2009
  • Winner, Gyles Thomas Lyth Scholarship, RNCM 2008
  • Winner, Queensland Clarinet and Saxophone Society Competition, 2006

Teachers

Barnaby Robson, Ian Scott, Nicholas Cox, Linda Merrick, Prof. Floyd Williams, Paul Dean. E flat clarinet: Andrew Marriner, Chi-yu Mo. Masterclasses and Lessons: Prof. Francois Benda, Prof. Chen Halevi, Prof. Norbert Kaiser, Prof. Ralph Manno, Wenzel Fuchs, James Campbell, Richard Hosford.

Alexander joined Morgensterns in March 2012

Alexander's web profile was last updated 23rd Apr 2017

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Alexander Roberts (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) ProfileAlso: Piano 

Reviews

"I cannot praise this young musician highly enough. Roberts did wonders on the clarinet, producing a stream of immaculately phrased, faultlessly pitched, limpid tones. It was the high point of the evening."
Neville Cohn, The West Australian, 3rd January 2012

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Alexander Roberts (Clarinet, Clarinet Bass, Clarinet Eflat) ProfileAlso: Piano 

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If you require musicians for a concert, recital or to enhance an event,
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