About Alun

Alun has been a professional musician for nearly 35 years, enjoying a high level career as a violinist working regularly with most of the major symphony and chamber orchestras in the UK. His first appointment was as a co- principal player with the Bournemouth Sinfonietta, subsequently playing regularly as a first violinist with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic, BBC orchestras, Royal Northern Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia, alongside leading instrumentalists and under the direction of some of the world’s fine conductors.

He has been active as a recitalist and chamber musician for many years, giving concerts for numerous music clubs and societies, one of the earliest being a BBC Radio 3 recital in music by Bloch (Nigun) and Fritz Kreisler  when he was still a school pupil.

Initially from Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales, Alun led the National Youth orchestra of Wales for 3 years as a student, studying at the RNCM in Manchester with Lydia Mordkovitch and Yossi Zivoni.

He is a passionate and committed teacher and enjoys the challenge of ensuring that good music of all genres maintains and returns to its rightful place in our society – no longer a ‘given’ bearing in mind the political  climate in which we seem to be living at the moment.

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Also a fully qualified Alexander  Technique teacher,  Alun is fascinated by the processes of learning, coordination and communication and has worked closely with musicians in all disciplines and at all stages of their development and education, from young to older students and with those embarking on careers in the music industry. He was the organiser and host for the 9th International Conference for Alexander teachers working in Music Education, at Trinity Laban.

Alun was the senior teacher and coordinator for the Alexander Technique teaching department at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance for 6 years until 2017 and now maintains a private practice, working with musicians and members of the wider public, helping everyone improve their skills in a number of areas.

Enjoying a less hectic touring schedule, and family life, Alun is now dividing his time between chamber music projects in music for violin and piano (with the pianist Wilfred Murray) writing about his work and diversifying his teaching, to include local teaching in Windsor and Berkshire.


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