Duet for piano & violin – Performed by Simon & Saoko Blendis
Duet for cello and violin – Performed by Ben Chappell & Bea Lovejoy
Solo flute – Performed by Michael Cox
Duet for two bassoons – Performed by Sarah Burnett & Emma Harding
About the Composer
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, Iain Burnside, the Tallis Scholars and the BBC Philharmonic.
Recent works include Fairfield Fanfare for London Mozart Players, and M1 Symphony for the BBC Philharmonic. Alex’s NHS Symphony (2018) won awards at the Prix Europa, and was praised as ‘groundbreaking’ (The Times) and ‘haunting’ (Metro). This season sees the premiere of Alex’s first full-length opera, Pandora’s Box,
commissioned and produced by The Opera Story. In autumn 2020 Alex’s Requiem is released commercially on the Delphian label, with soloists Nicky Spence, Philip Higham and Iain Burnside.
In 2018 Alex was recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, and in 2012 he was BBC Young Composer of the Year. Alex studied St John’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music.