Alex J. Hall is a British-Canadian composer, arranger, singer and musician based in London, UK. Graduating with a first class degree in Composition from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Paul Whitmarsh in 2016, and winning the Edmund Rubbra Prize for best composition and the Rose Lawrence award for best academic research whilst there, Alex also recently completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music with Edmund Finnis and Gary Carpenter.
As a composer, Alex has written many concert works for professional ensembles and performers, including Royal Northern Sinfonia, EXAUDI, London Contemporary Orchestra, CHROMA, Barbican Sinfonia, Tritium Trio, City Chamber Choir (as Composer-In-Residence), Jonathan Powell, Huw Watkins and Michael Foyle. He was recently on Sound and Music’s “Next Wave 2” scheme with Quinta & Royal Northern Sinfonia, which included a premiere of “Luminalia” at Sage Gateshead in January 2018, followed by a release on NMC Recordings, available from Amazon and iTunes. Alex has a love of writing music for theatre & film, with credits on theatre productions of “Lulu” (dir. Christian Burgess, Silk Street Theatre 2016) & “Go, Make You Ready” (dir. Patsy Rodenburg, Silk Street Theatre 2016), and on the short films Donald, Pixies and more
As a tenor, Alex has worked in a variety of genres on many shows. In recent years he has been more involved in Opera, working in productions of Kagel’s “Staatstheatre” (Milton Court, 2015) and Puccini’s La Boheme (Frogmore Paper Mill, 2016, conducted by Audrey Hyland) with solo roles in both, and most recently performing in the contemporary chamber opera “Boys Of Paradise” by Vahan Salorian as part of the Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival in EGG London, which opened to great reviews. Alex has also worked in Musical Theatre, including productions of Songs for A New World (Silk Street Theatre ,2014) and Sweeney Todd (also as assistant MD, Frogmore Paper Mill, 2016), as well as singing for big bands and ensembles including a post as resident singer for GSMD Pops Orchestra.
Alex also works as a musician & multi-instrumentalist in London for a variety of clients and events. He is currently accompanist and arranger for the London Humanist Choir, which has led to performances with or alongside Stewart Lee, Phillip Pullman & Richard Dawkins. In December 2015, he was accompanist and arranger for Sara Pascoe’s Christmas Assembly at the Battersea Arts Centre, featuring Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Robins. Most recently, he played keys 2 in Vivo D’Arte’s production of West Side Story (Frogmore Paper Mill, 2017). As a Bassist and Guitarist, Alex has also played in and around London in a variety of pit bands, live acts and studio sessions. From June 2015-July 2017, Alex served as the head of both the prestigious New Music Society and Musical Theatre Society at GSMD.