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Alex Morris

Clarinetist at Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Alexander (Alex) Morris hails from Bundaberg in regional Queensland, Australia. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree with Honours in Advanced Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium, where he studied with Paul Dean and Floyd Williams, before attending the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne as a student of David Thomas. His studies also took him to Los Angeles, where he studied at the Colburn Conservatory with Yehuda Gilad.

Before joining the Sydney Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bass Clarinet in 2018, he was Assistant Principal Clarinet and Bass Clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (2016­–2018). In addition to his work in Vancouver, he has performed as guest principal clarinet with the Sydney, Melbourne, and Tasmanian symphony orchestras, as well as the Malaysian Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Opera Australia Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria. As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Aspen Music Festival, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria and the South Melbourne Symphony.

Alex Morris was a Bass Clarinet Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival in 2014 and won the Aspen Concerto Competition that year.

Alex regularly performs chamber music with friends and colleagues, and many of his solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast in Australia on ABC Classic FM. Alex is also a dedicated advocate for new music, having premiered many new works for both clarinet and bass clarinet.

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