Alex Whitehead is a devoted orchestral performer, soloist and pedagogue. He has performed with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, Chicago’s Music of the Baroque, and the Amici Chamber Ensemble.
A native of North Carolina, Alex completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a Minerva Scholar. He was the winner of the Student Artist Concerto Competition in 2018 with Debussy’s Première Rhapsodie and also taught clarinet at UNC-G’s Community Arts Collaborative. Upon graduating from UNC-G, Alex went to the Glenn Gould School in Toronto to receive an Artist Diploma as an Ihnatowycz Emerging Artist Scholar. After graduating in 2020, he went on to complete a Masters Degree at Northwestern University as an Eckstein Scholar. Alex has spent summers participating in the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Masterclass Program, and the Brevard Music Center.
Alex has been lucky to learn and study with many wonderful teachers, such as Mark Nuccio, Steve Cohen, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Dr. Anthony Taylor, Sam Almaguer, and Mike Cyzewski.
In his free time, Alex is an avid baker of sourdough and other vegan goods and enjoys hanging out with his wife, Rachel and orange tabby Hobbes.