Alex Wilson Trio
@ the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre & the Kings Place,
Photography 15 November 2011 - November 2010
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Alex Wilson was born in the UK and was brought up in Britain; briefly
in Sierra Leone followed by Austria and Switzerland and has also
studied in the US.
As a composer, arranger, performer and educator, Alex Wilson is
one of the UK’s foremost Latin music producers. He has travelled
over fifty countries to perform music in a multitude of projects.
In 1993, after gaining a degree in Electronics and Computer Engineering
from the University of York, he embarked on a professional career
as a pianist, being snapped up to perform and record with Courtney
Pine, Jazz Jamaica, Sandra Cross, Adalberto Santiago and Jocelyn
Brown, quickly being signed to the Candid label.
As a composer and musical director Wilson has attracted commissions
from NITRO (Britain’s leading black theatre company), the
Royal Opera House, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Society
for the Promotion of New Music (SPNM). He has worked as a record
producer for various artists, most recently Gwyn Allen in I Love
Louis – A Creole Tribute to Louis Armstrong.
In the commercial world, Wilson has had considerable success, most
recently penning the theme tune featured on three consecutive TV
series of Channel 4’s How to Look Good Naked.
Wilson is a committed music educator, having delivered workshops
and master classes for young people both internationally, for the
British Council in Colombia, Cuba, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel, as
well as here in the UK for music colleges, such as the Royal Northern
College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Guildhall School
of Music and Drama. Wilson is Special Lecturer in Music at the University
Alex Wilson Trio was formed in 2011 and include long time friend
and collaborator Davide Mantovani (double bass) and respected all-round
drummer Frank Tontoh. The Trio can be found performing at major
festivals in the UK and beyond.