About

Alexander Papp is a 23 year old composer who holds a scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Phil Cashian and Rubens Askenar. His studies at the Academy are kindly supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Foundation and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Based in London, he writes both acoustic and electro-acoustic music for the concert hall and sees his compositions as extensions from his research into other areas of life. Recent works have been influenced from the philosophy of Sigmund Freud, the Confessions of St Augustine, the medical science behind seizures and Bach’s 3rd cello suite.

In the UK, his works have been performed in prestigious venues such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, St John’s Smith Square and the Purcell Room and he has worked with artists such as Daniel Pioro, Flow Unit 3, the Carice Singers, Ensemble 10/10 and the London Chamber Orchestra. His works have also been performed internationally, mostly recently in Solsona, Catalonia with cellist Gerard Flotats Boix and in Piacenza, Italy at the Conservatorio Nicolini. He has collaborated with the Brandenburgishes Staatsorchester Frankfurt Oder, where his orchestral music has been used as music for education projects and has just finished recording two new works for them in April 2024. From 2024, he will work closely with the Riot Ensemble as one of their Lucerne Scholars.

He has attended festivals such as Dartington Music Summer School and Cheltenham Music Festival Composium as well as having lessons/ masterclasses from renowned names such as Hans Abrahamsen, Brett Dean, Hannah Kendall, Daniel Kidane and Nico Muhly.
Alexander Papp Composer and Conductor - Masters student at Royal Academy of Music