Alexander Woods Violin
Helicon PerformancesSymposium 120 - Transalpina
Symposium 115 - Bach’s Collegium
Symposium 103 - “Gloria and Furore” Music of the Italian Baroque
Alexander Woods, violin, has been hailed by the New York Times (Steve Smith) as both a “showstopping” violinist as well as a “deft and sensitive accompanist”. One of America’s most versatile and dynamic young violinists, he is in demand as a chamber musician, soloist and orchestral musician on baroque as well as modern violin. As a historical violinist Alex is a core member of the Sebastians, an up-and-coming early music chamber group who recently won the audience prize as participants in the Early Music America baroque competition held in New York City’s Corpus Christi church. The Sebastians were also finalists in the York Early music Competition (the only American group invited to the final round) and national finalists for the Early Music America/Naxos recording competition. He has performed with many other early music groups including the Trinity Baroque Orchestra, TENET, Musica Angelica Baroque Orchestra in Los Angeles, the Clarion Society, the Mark Morris Dance Company and others. As a modern violinist Alex frequently performs with the new music group the Talea Ensemble. He has performed solo works with Talea at Merkin Hall and Symphony space and recorded with them for the Tzadik label. This past summer Alex helped lead two concerts with Talea at the Darmstadt festival in Germany, premiering a new work by composer James Dillon. Currently an assistant professor of violin at Brigham Young University Alex studied at the Yale School of Music, Manhattan School of music, and the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona his hometown.