Alexander Rodrigues is an orchestral and choral conductor currently living in Hobart.
Alexander was born in Brisbane and graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science (Astrophysics) and Arts (Music). He then completed a Master’s of Music performance degree in Orchestral Conducting with Professor Johannes Fritzsch at the University of Tasmania.
From 2021 to 2022, Alexander was the Robert and Elizabeth Albert Conducting Fellow with The Australian Ballet under the guidance of Music Director and Chief Conductor, Nicolette Fraillon. He was subsequently awarded an Ian Potter Cultural Trust grant to see ballet companies in Europe and the UK early in 2023. He has since been invited to be guest conductor with Queensland Ballet for two seasons in their 2023 season, conducting performances with Camerata – Queensland Chamber Orchestra.
Having learnt the piano and violin from a young age before also taking up the oboe, singing and pipe organ, Alexander’s interest in conducting commenced in 2009. He’s conducted the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (in the inaugural Australian Conducting Academy), Orchestra Victoria, the Berlin Sinfonietta (Germany) and the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra (Czechia) as part of conducting courses with mentors such as Johannes Wilder, Roberto Paternostro, Luke Dollman and Atso Almila.
A strong supporter of youth and community music, Alexander has conducted various ensembles and orchestras in Tasmania, Brisbane and Melbourne. He has been the Assistant Conductor and Program Administrator for Tasmanian Youth Orchestras and has recently conducted programs with Stonnington Symphony and the State Music Camp in Melbourne.
Alexander produces the St Mary’s Cathedral Concert Series and enjoys attending concerts, backyard astronomy, gardening and candle making.
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