Meyrick Alexander

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Meyrick Alexander (born 18 May 1952) is a British bassoonist.

Meyrick Alexander was Principal Bassoon of the Philharmonia Orchestra for 30 years, joining in 1980, and leaving in the summer of 2010. He has appeared as a soloist on numerous occasions including performances of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto under Vladimir Ashkenazy. He has made two solo recordings with the London Chamber Orchestra. Alexander is a specialist in the performance of the Baroque bassoon in which capacity he plays in John Eliot Gardiner's Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique and the English Baroque Soloists.

He is a Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and the Birmingham Conservatoire.

In September 2010 he took up the post of Head of Woodwind at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.


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