ABOUT ALEX WEBB
Alex Webb is a conductor from Manchester UK. He studied percussion at Birmingham Conservatoire and graduated in 2012. He went on to study conducting at the RNCM achieving distinction as the Timothy Reynish Conducting Scholar and is continuing his studies there as a PhD Student, researching Light Music and the music of Ernest Tomlinson.
From 2016 - 18, Alex was the assistant conductor to Jon Storgards and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The following year he became the assistant conductor to Vasily Petrenko and Sir Andrew Davis at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as well as assistant musical director for the Gary Numan UK Tour.
In 2018, Alex won the Unibrass 2018 Best Student Conductor and was a runner up in the National Association of Brass Band Conductors’ 2017 competition.
As a conductor, he is recognised for his versatility and ability to engage with ensembles from brass bands and wind bands to symphony orchestras. He has made recordings for BBC Television and Radio as well as touring worldwide. From 2017-2021 he was the Director of Music for the Greater Manchester Police Band and is currently the Director of Music for Strata Brass and Poulton-Le-Fylde Brass Band. In 2021 he also became Artist Director for the Orchestra of the Light Music Society, which recently gave its first professional concert after a hiatus of nearly 45 years!
Additionally, he has appeared as conductor with British Police Symphony Orchestra, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, National Youth Wind Orchestra, Settle Orchestra, Swindon Symphony Orchestra, and Swindon Chamber Orchestra.
Alex has performed as a percussionist with the English Symphony Orchestra, Desford Colliery Band, Brighouse and Rastrick Band, and The Fairey Band.
Aside from performance, Alex is deeply interested in pedagogy and is a proud member of the ConductIT.eu team who are developing new online teaching and learning resources which go live this autumn. For more information about this project please visit ConductIT.eu