Biography / Info
As far back as he can remember, Alex's life was filled with the magic of music and voice. His father surrounded him with his own silky smooth pipes and stylistic loyalty to the era of the Rat Pack, and Alex discovered at a young age that the family DNA bestowed upon him a striking, romantic lyric baritone and an impeccable instinct for timeless melodies.
His parents took notice, and by the age of 4, he was in piano lessons, with voice lessons following starting at age 10, feeding and nurturing what was quickly proving to be a passion beyond his years. Throughout high school, he was a top-scoring All-State soloist while also participating fervently in local theater. Through roles such as Claude's dramatic journey in the rocking musical "Hair," and the comic relief of Pirelli in Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," Alex quickly learned the joys of being a chameleon, shaping his gift to communicate character and emotion through song.
As a Columbia University freshman in 1993, Alex auditioned for and won a prized place among the university's famed Kingsmen. The group needed his vocal flexibility and musical acumen, and used his muscular range (E below low C to high B) to fill the role of bass while also having him arrange popular songs for the group's repertoire. In his two years as a Kingsman, he toured the country and performed on the Queen Elizabeth II.
A transfer to respected arts school Bard College in 1995 set him on course to earn a degree in Vocal Performance and Composition, and he studied with some of the most respected instructors in music academia. The respect of his peers and professors was assured with a commanding performance as Masetto in Mozart's "Don Giovanni," and he studied and performed such challenging pieces as Schubert's "Winterreise" song cycle and selections from the Verdi canon. As a composition student, he wrote a pair of works for the Da Capo Chamber Players, and completed his degree with an original orchestral piece as his thesis, performed by the American Symphony Chamber Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein.
Since the rigors of his classical study in college, Alex has continued to stretch his palette both in bands and as a solo artist, writing pop, rock and electronic music and performing in nearly 20 different venues throughout New York City. He's scored an independent film, created music for an online game, scored and contributed voiceover for a popular TV commercial for Coney Island's Astroland, and voiced commercial material for Nextel and MusiCube. Currently, he's applying his expert studio and production skills to record artists as owner of Brooklyn Sound Studios.