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Alexander Woods


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ALEXANDER WOODS is a “showstopping” (The New York Times) performer in high demand as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral leader. Fanfare magazine has praised his "Great flair” and his “elegant phrasing and subtle variations in dynamics."

Alexander’s commitment to a broad spectrum of repertoire is manifest in his work with an array of ensembles, including New York Baroque Incorporated (NYBI), The Helicon Foundation, the Deseret String Quartet, Woodsmusick, and many others. Mr. Woods often performs at top festivals and on concert series in New York City and abroad: the Mostly Mozart Festival, Festival Pablo Casals, Lincoln Center Festival, Festival Wien Modern, Darmstadt Institute, Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, 4x4 festival, and the Bang-On-A-Can Marathon Concert. His recordings may be heard on the Acis, Tzadik, Bridge, and Tantara record labels.

Alexander is a full-time member of the faculty at the Brigham Young University School of Music where he teaches violin, chamber music, and violin pedagogy. He is the founder and director of the BYU Baroque Ensemble, an early music chamber orchestra performing on original instruments created by the Violin Making School of America in Salt Lake City. He studied at Yale University with Syoko Aki and Robert Mealy, the Manhattan School of Music with Pinchas Zuckerman and Patinka Kopec, and the University of Arizona with Mark Rush.

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