Alexander Papp is a 21 year old composer who holds a scholarship to study composition at the Royal Academy of Music with Phillip Cashian and Rubens Askenar.
Previously studying composition with Gary Carpenter at the Academy, he studied with Brian Elias and Simon Speare at the Purcell School of Music and previously with Emma-Ruth Richards and Paul Whitmarsh. He was a composer with the NYO in 2019 and was an associate composer with the Britten Sinfonia Academy in 2016/17.
Alex was the recipient of the 2019 Rushworth Composition Prize and subsequently wrote a piece “The Myth of Bertie and Bella” for Ensemble 10/10. His Fanfare was selected by ERSO as their Emerging Composer Prize and he was commissioned to write for Solo Tuba and Orchestra for their 90th Birthday Gala.
His work has been performed at Wigmore Hall, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with Ensemble 10/10, St James Church, Paddington, Kings Lynn Festival, St John’s Church, Waterloo, The Deal Festival, The New Auditorium, Glasgow, The Fitzwilliam Museum and West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge.
Summer courses he has attended include the Advanced Composition Course with Nico Muhly at Dartington Music Summer School and he was invited to observe the 4th International Young Composers Academy Ticino Musica with Oscar Bianchi and Francesca Verunelli.