Alex will be moving to the post of Director of Music at Leeds Minster in February 2020, so we are seeking a new Organist. Please visit our Vacancies page for further information.
Born in York in 1986, Alexander Woodrow pursues a freelance career as a recitalist, accompanist, choral director and teacher. He moved to Solihull in 2016 and spent two years as Head of Choral Music at Solihull School. This followed nine years of working in cathedral music, first holding organ scholarships at Guildford and St Albans Cathedrals, then working at Hexham Abbey as Assistant Organist, before moving to Bradford, where he was Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral for almost five years, while simultaneously responsible for the choral ensembles at Bradford Grammar School.
He now combines roles as Organist to the Solihull Parish, based at St Alphege Church, with those of Organist and Accompanist to Warwick School, Visiting Music Teacher at Solihull School, Musical Director of the Shifnal Chorale and Repetiteur to Lichfield Cathedral Chorus, as well as continuing to perform organ recitals across the country.
Alexander read music as Organ Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge,
studying with Anne Page. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists
at the age of 19, winning first prizes in all categories, including the Limpus
Prize. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College London and a recipient of the
Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Solo organ recitals
have taken Alexander to many of the major churches and Cathedrals of the UK,
including York Minster, King’s College and St John's College, Cambridge and