On 7 March 2015 the orchestra was joined for Shostakovich’s stunning Piano Concerto No.2 by talented young British pianist Alexander Ullman.
Born in 1991 in London, Alexander studied at the Purcell School and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Leon Fleisher, Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Robert McDonald. He was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014, and now embarks on his Master’s at the Royal College of Music. He has won 1st Prizes at the Liszt (2011), Lagny-sur-Marne (2013) and Tunbridge Wells International Competitions.
Alexander has given recitals throughout Europe, Asia and America. Recent highlights include the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Archive Nationales (Paris), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Copenhagen) and La Jolla Arts Festival (California). In 2014 he undertook a European tour collaborating with the Dover Quartet.
As a concerto soloist he has appeared with the Philadelphia, New Jersey, Fort Worth and Montréal Symphony Orchestras, the Oxford Philomusica, Southbank Sinfonia and Budapest Radio Orchestras.
Engagements in 2015/16 include return visits to China, Italy and the USA. He takes part in the Montreal Chamber Music Festival and Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany.