Alexandra (Alex) Allan is an oboist hailing from Perth with a love of musical storytelling. In 2022, Alex will continue her studies with Jeffrey Crellin at the Australian National Academy of Music after relocating to Melbourne in 2021.
Alex completed her Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours from the University of Western Australia in 2020 under the tutelage of Leanne Glover. During her studies, she was supported by a number of scholarships and prizes, including the Delano Scholarship, Wesley Scholarship, UWA Diversity and Merit Award, Choral Society Prize, ROSL Prize in Music Performance, Edith Cowan Prize, Peter Moore OAM Scholarship and the Alex Cohen Travelling Scholarship, as well as being shortlisted for the J A Wood Memorial Prize for the most outstanding UWA Arts graduate in 2020.
Alex is currently a casual musician with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and is active within the Perth music scene, performing regularly with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, the WA Philharmonic (WA Ballet) and the Perth Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in Australian Youth Orchestra programs since 2019, including the ASO Fellowship and the memorable International Tour in that year. As an enthusiastic participant in chamber music throughout her degree, Alex toured the regions with WA Opera and performed at the Bangalow Music Festival in NSW. Alex made her solo debut in February 2022 with the West Coast Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Graham Koehne’s Way Out West at the Perth Concert Hall.
FROM: Perth, WA. Lands of the Noongar people.
Financial assistance supported by ANAM Primo donors - Bill and Sandra Burdett.
Photo by Pia Johnson.