Thorndike, Alex

alex-thorndike-violaAlex studied at the Royal Northern College of Music with Nicholas Logie. During his time there, he led all the orchestras, participated in numerous masterclasses and won both the Cecil Aronowtiz and Rachel Godlee viola prizes. Despite being offered a scholarship to study in the USA, Alex decided to further an orchestral career in the UK. He was immediately offered a job in the Halle Orchestra, where he worked for a few years until moving to his present position as Assistant Principal of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Alex is a caring and successful teacher, with a proven track record of getting the most out of his students, most of whom are working in the music business today. He finds teaching rewarding and stimulating and tries to create an environment where the student feels supported and able to express their own musical views and thoughts.