Alexander Morton is a Melbourne-based horn player, as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and is in demand across Australia and his native New Zealand. He thrives on a variety of genres, from baroque to the bleeding edge of modern music, and in particular enjoys performing the music of Richard Strauss, Mahler and Stravinsky in orchestral settings.
Originally hailing from New Zealand, Alex completed his studies at the New Zealand School of Music before moving to Melbourne to further his training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), under the tutelage of SSO Principal Horn, Ben Jacks, and Los Angeles Principal Horn, Andrew Bain.
Alex has performed with the Melbourne, Sydney and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington, and ELISION at the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. He was also a finalist for the ANAM Chamber Music Competition, awarded Second Place performing the Penderecki Sextet.
Whilst at ANAM, Alex has performed alongside and in masterclasses with Sarah Willis, Tim Jones, Michael Mulcahy and Edward Carroll. Having gained experience from many of the world's leading musicians, Alex is committed to furthering the ideal that everybody loves classical music, they just might not know it yet.
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