Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf

Alex Woolf (b. 1995) is an award-winning British composer, described by Gramophone as ‘a major presence in starry company’. His music has been performed by artists and ensembles including Sir James Galway, London Symphony Orchestra, Alice Coote, and The Choir of St John’s College, Cambridge.

Recent works include M1 Symphony for the BBC Philharmonic, Fairfield Fanfare for London Mozart Players, and his first opera Pandora’s Box, commissioned and produced by The Opera Story. Alex’s NHS Symphony (2018) won awards at the Prix Europa, and was praised as ‘groundbreaking’ (The Times) and ‘haunting’ (Metro). In autumn 2020 Alex’s Requiem is released commercially on the Delphian label, with soloists Nicky Spence, Philip Higham and Iain Burnside.

In 2018 Alex was recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize, and in 2012 he was BBC Young Composer of the Year. Alex studied St John’s College, Cambridge, and the Royal Academy of Music.