2018 MusiciansAlexander Waite

At the age of eight, Alexander (Alex) Waite had his heart set on being an electronic keyboard player, but was reluctantly convinced to learn the piano by his first teacher. After playing for a year, he quit the instrument, only to regain his passion at the start of high school and hasn’t looked back!

Moving from Gippsland to Sydney after finishing school, Alex completed a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours at the Sydney Conservatorium, and in 2016 relocated to Melbourne to study with Timothy Young at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM).

Alex is a passionate chamber musician, and has collaborated with such artists as Silvia Carredu, Peter Hill and Steve Davislim. He has a particular interest in contemporary music, and is the pianist of the ELISION ensemble. Alex has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician on Fine Music 102.5, 3MBS, and ABC Classic FM, and has performed in Europe, Asia, and around Australia. Festivals include Shanghai New Music Week, the Metropolis New Music Festival, Melbourne Festival and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music (BIFEM).

Alongside his busy performance schedule, Alex enjoys teaching piano at Beaconhills College, and hopes to balance a life of performing and teaching post-ANAM. When not sitting at the piano, Alex can be found cooking, reading, and being overly pretentious about coffee.

Student Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Beleura – The Tallis Foundation, Mark Debeljak and Daniel Lehrer, Robert Hook, Ralph Plarre, Estelle Redlich, Frank van Straten AM and Adrian Turley

Image by Pia Johnson 

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