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ALEX CARPENTER

Musical Director | Tenor | Teacher | Accompanist | Composer

 

ABOUT

A versatile and skilled musician, Alex possesses a wide range of experience as both a performer and practitioner. Having achieved undergraduate and master's degrees in music at King's College London and Goldsmiths, University of London respectively, Alex has built a freelance career encompassing both amateur and professional performance alongside musical education, with a particular passion for choral music and music for the stage.

For all enquiries, please use the Contact section below.

 
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MUSICAL DIRECTOR

A dynamic conductor and musical director, Alex works with performing groups both

amateur and professional, creating high quality, musically nuanced performances.

Current Positions

Musical Director / Founder, The Lyra Singers   https://twitter.com/LyraSingers

Company Musical Director, New London Opera Group   https://newlondonoperagroup.org/

Selected performances (Savoy Opera):

  • The Grand Duke (2014)

  • The Pirates of Penzance (2015)

  • Ruddigore (2017)

  • The Mikado (2019)

International G&S Festival, Harrogate:

  • Utopia Limited (2015)

  • The Yeomen of the Guard (2017)

  • Patience (2018)

  • Iolanthe (2019)

Other productions:​

  • Dido and Aeneas (2016)

  • A Dinner Engagement (2019)

  • Carmen (2020)

 
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TENOR

A highly experienced choral singer, Alex is also an accomplished soloist and onstage performer, singing in concerts both in London and across the country.

Awards

Best Male Voice - UniFest, 2018 International G&S Festival, Harrogate

Selected Performances

Alfred, Die Fledermaus, Die Fledermaus Zuhaus (2021)

Soloist, Waltz Your Worries Away, New London Opera Group (2020)

Ralph Rackstraw, HMS Pinafore, King's College London G&S Society (2018)

Street Singer, Louise, OperaCoast (2017)

Soloist, Ode for St. Cecilia's Day (Handel), Fulham Camerata (2017)

Marco, The Gondoliers, King's College London G&S Society (2017)

Soloist, Outreach Concert, The Bach Choir (2016)

Carboy, The Zoo, New London Opera Group (2015)

Nanki-Poo, The Mikado, King's College London G&S Society (2015)

Choral Positions

Tenor Choral Scholar, Fulham Camerata (2014 - )

Member, The Bach Choir (2011-16)

 
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TEACHER

With over ten year’s experience in music education, Alex has developed a passion for helping others, both adults and children, to improve themselves as musicians and fulfil their musical goals.

As a piano tutor Alex works to bring out the best in his students each week, motivating them to improve and enjoy their playing both in lessons and at home. Alex encourages students to consider all elements of their music and works to foster independent thinking and self-evaluation in lessons.

Alex is currently available for private piano and/or music theory lessons. Please use the Contact section for all enquiries.

Current Positions

Music Tutor, Montpelier Primary School, Ealing

Music Tutor, Wandsworth Music

 

Selected Past Positions

Music Tutor, Wandsworth Music Academy

Piano Tutor, Sellincourt Primary School, Wandsworth

Piano Tutor, Bruce Music

 
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ACCOMPANIST

Trained in piano with Catherine Lam and Nadav Hertzka, Alex has a wealth of experience providing accompaniment for schools, choirs, theatre groups and soloists - often whilst conducting!

Current Positions

Accompanist, Vocal Project, Wandsworth Music

Rehearsal Pianist, New London Opera Group

Accompanist, Montpelier Primary School, Ealing

Selected Past Positions

Rehearsal Pianist, Grosvenor Light Opera Company (2017)

Accompanist (dep), Teddington Choral Society (2015)

Rehearsal Pianist, King's College London G&S Society (2011-18)

 
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COMPOSER

Alex specialises in choral and vocal music for both adult and children's choirs.
His setting of Edward Lear’s ‘The Duck and the Kangaroo’ for children’s choir premiered at the Wandsworth Schools’ Music Mayor’s Gala Concert in 2017.


Compositions available to purchase:

 

AUDIO GALLERY

Listen to a selection of Alex's performances and compositions.

 

 VIDEO GALLERY

 
 

CONTACT

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