A L E X M O R T O N
Alex is a Melbourne-based horn player and is in demand across Australia and his native New Zealand as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. He thrives on a variety of genres, from baroque to the bleeding edge of modern music.
Alex completed his studies at the New Zealand School of Music before moving to Melbourne to further his training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), under the tutelage of Sydney Symphony Principal Horn, Ben Jacks, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Horn, Andrew Bain. Whilst at ANAM, Alex was awarded the Musica Viva Prize for the ANAM Chamber Music Competition, performing the Penderecki Sextet, and has performed at both the Ukaria Festival in Adelaide and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music.
Alex is currently on contract as Associate-Principal Horn with the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra having recently completed a contract with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2018 and freelancing regularly with all the major orchestras throughout Australasia, including the Sydney, Queensland, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras.