Singer Biography

Forthcoming Recitals include an afternoon of Britten’s realisation’s of Purcell with Ruth Hopkins and Simon Watterton. A recital in May with Karen Kingsley at Stansted House, Rowlands Castle.

Recent recitals include an afternoon of rare Elgar songs for the Elgar Society in The Spring Arts Centre, Havant, a world premiere recital of virtually unknown musi of F.S. Kelly with international pianist Alex Wilson at the Sidholme Music Room.

In April Alex will perform the role of The Police Officer in The Consul by Menotti for Staircase Opera for a one week run in Exeter followed by a short tour. In July Alex will perform Count Almaviva for Somerset Opera for a week run.

Last November Alex performed a remembrance recital for The Autumn Concert series at The Sidholme Music Room, East Devon, with pianist Valentina Seferinova. Later in the year, he will perform as a soloist with the conductor Boriana Naydenova and the Insacris Chamber Choir in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Alex performed an English Song Recital with some rare works by Arthur Bliss for Arts in Residence and a recital of art songs from the Great War. A recital of the songs of Gurney and Elgar for The Elgar Society at The Elgar Birth Place Recital Hall, Worcestshire; a concert of Wolf Lieder for Portsmouth Music Club, Debussy’s complete Fêtes Gallants for Stansted House, a Schubert Evening with Béla Hartmann for Making Waves, and a recital with Andrew Millington in St. Stephen’s, Exeter to conclude the summer recital series. 

Recent operatic engagements are role of The Star Bar for City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in Hong Kong, Figaro (Barber), Guglielmo, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Doctor and the Marquis in La Traviata at Chiswick House Opera, London, El Dan Cairo and Morales with Slaithwaite Philharmonic in Huddersfield Town Hall under Ben Ellin.

Alex has sung most of the major baritone Oratorio repertoire with The major U.K. choral societies such as Carmina Burana, A Sea Symphony, Elijah and Finzi’s: Et in Terra Pax, Let Us Garlands Bring, Creation and St. Matthew Passion. He has also conducted the St. John’s Chapel Choir in a 3 day residency at Llandaff & Portsmouth cathedral as well as a tour to Dublin.

Other roles include Marcello, The Sacristan and Count Almaviva for Focus Opera; Papageno and Masetto for The Zeist Opera Festival, Netherlands; Guglielmo for Opera by Definition; Potapych in The Gambler for Grange Park Opera; The Indian in The Bartered Bride for Mid-Wales Opera; Sharpless, Yamadori and Cascada (The Merry Widow) for Columbia Artists (U.S. tour).
Don José in a contemporary ballet based on the story of Carmen for The Royal Scottish Ballet; Figaro (Le Nozze), Mars (Orpheus) Onegin and Achilla for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
Antonio, Sid (Albert Herring) and The Speaker (Flute) for Opera Budapest. Dr. Falke for The European Chamber Opera; Fiorello for Opera U.K and Basil (Der Graf von Luxemburg) for Court Opera.

Alex has performed on several cruise liners such as performing Schubert Lieder recitals around France with Minerva cruises.

He assists John Mcgregor in arranging weekly, professional recitals for The Sidholme Music Room.

He runs two successful vocal practices and performs pre-concert talks for Havant Symphony Orchestra. He is the vocal coach for The Rennaisance Choir, Southampton Choral Society and The Portsmouth Choral Union.

Accompanists

Simon Watterton has given recitals as soloist and chamber musician all across the world. In recent years he has performed in China, Canada, the USA, Sweden and Italy as well as extensively in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Alex Wilson is a former British Contemporary Piano Competition finalist, Park Lane Group Young Artist and performer of new music across Britain and Europe as soloist and chamber musician.

Award winning pianist Valentina Seferinova has a highly successful international career. She has played at all the worlds greatest venues, recorded many albums and performs frequently for radio and television.

Robin Bowman trained as a Lied-accompanist under Walther Gruner and worked as assistant to Pierre Bernac. He was principal French vocal repertoire teacher at the Guildhall School from 1973 and French consultant for the National Opera Studio from its establishment in 1978, both posts held until 2008.