Born in York in 1986, Alexander Woodrow leads a freelance career as an organist, pianist, choral director and teacher, including positions at Solihull School and Warwick School, as Accompanist to Lichfield Cathedral Chorus, Organist to the Solihull Parish and as Musical Director of the Shifnal Chorale, Shropshire.
He moved to the West Midlands in 2016 to take up the position of Head of Choral Music at Solihull School. Prior to moving to Solihull, his career was as a cathedral musician, leading to almost five years as Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral, where he was appointed at the age of 25. He was also responsible for running the Senior and Chamber Choirs at Bradford Grammar School. Initial positions were held as Organ Scholar at the Cathedrals of Guildford and St Albans, and then as Assistant Organist of Hexham Abbey, Northumberland.
Alexander read music as Organ Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, studying with Anne Page. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning first prizes in all categories, including the Limpus Prize. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College London and a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Solo organ recitals have taken Alexander to many of the major churches and cathedrals of the UK, including York Minster, King’s College and St John’s College, Cambridge and Westminster Abbey.