BIOGRAPHY: Alexander Cox, cello

BIOGRAPHY: Alexander Cox, cello 2014-06-27T15:04:59+00:00

Alex Cox 200x200Originally from Palm Beach, Florida American cellist Alex Cox performs widely as a chamber musician, soloist, and member of the Omer String Quartet. Alex has appeared as a soloist under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas, Keith Lockhart, and James Feddeck with the New World Symphony, Boston Pops, and Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra. Festival appearances have included the Aspen Music Festival, Banff Centre, Perlman Music Program Chamber Workshop, and the Meadowmount School. Performances have included collaborations with Peter Salaff, Joan Kwuon, Paul Kantor, Joseph Silverstein, Merry Peckham, Melissa Kraut, and Matthew Allen.

A recent graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, he earned his bachelors degree working with renowned pedagogue Melissa Kraut and studying chamber music with Peter Salaff, the Cavani Quartet, and Joel Smirnoff. While at CIM in addition to being in the apprentice quartet program Alex was also Kraut’s teaching assistant, winner of the Institute’s concerto competition and in residence with the Cleveland Chamber Music Society for two seasons. He currently studies at the Juilliard School performing with the Juilliard Orchestra as principal cellist and working with celebrated cellist Timothy Eddy. Other coaches and mentors include Joel Krosnick, David Cole, Frans Helmerson, Earl Carlyss, Samuel Rhodes, Annie Fullard, James Dunham, Mark Steinberg, Donald Weilerstein, Paul Kantor, William Preucil, and Steven Isserlis. Alex currently plays on a cello from 1714 by French maker Claude Pierray on a generous loan from the Juilliard School.

This performance marks Alexander Cox’s La Jolla Music Society debut.

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