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Alex Jenkins

Accompanist

Alex Jenkins read music at the University of Nottingham, graduating with a BA(Hons) and an MA. He was appointed Musician-in-Residence at Christ’s Hospital School in West Sussex for two years, where he later worked as a visiting piano teacher.

Alex graduated with distinction from his MPerf in Piano Accompaniment at the Royal College of Music (under the tutelage of Simon Lepper, Roger Vignoles and Andrew Zolinsky). While there, he was awarded the Titanic Memoriam Prize for best performance by a pianist in the Lies Askonas Vocal Competition and an

accompanist’s prize at the Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition, as well as performing at the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the V&A Museum.

He is currently a professional accompanist and vocal coach at the Royal Welsh

College of Music, working predominantly with the Vocal, Choral Conducting and Opera departments, and is musical director for the postgraduate opera scenes at RWCMD, as well as a senior vocal coach in his regular summer residency at

Sherborne School of Music. In December 2022, Alex made his TV debut as the

pianist for an S4C documentary alongside the Only Boys, Girls and Kids Aloud choirs and world-renowned soprano Rebecca Evans.

 

Alex regularly works with choirs, currently accompanying for Swansea Bach Choir and Kenfig Hill & District Male Voice Choir. Alongside the wealth of vocal music Alex is involved with, he is also a member of the Apollo Trio, with violinist Oliver Nelson and clarinettist Paul Vowles, having recently finished a thrilling summer recital series around the south of England.

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