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Alex Woolf

Alex WoolfDescribed as ‘a major presence’ (Gramophone), and ‘one of the UK’s freshest new composing voices’ (PRS For Music), Alex Woolf, born in 1995, has already written music for many leading artists and ensembles, including Colin Currie, Sir James Galway, the Tallis Scholars, the Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge, and the London Symphony Orchestra, and has received commissions from Aldeburgh Music, The Arts Society, BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, the Lutheran Church of America, and the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Notable recent works include Requiem, for Nicky Spence (tenor), Laura van der Heijden (cello), and the Vox Luna Chamber Choir; NHS Symphony, a collaboration with BBC Radio 3 and the Bach Choir, which was nominated for a 2018 ARIA award; Direct Message, for trumpeter Matilda Lloyd and pianist John Reid, released on Orchid Classics; Dark Sayings, for the combined choirs of Norwich, Peterborough and Ely Cathedrals; and Golden Rhapsody, recorded by Sir James Galway and broadcast on Classic FM.

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