History of winning music competitions

Won prizes at music competitions both domestically and internationally.

Alexander has won top prizes at competitions such as

  • Chicago International Violin Competition (Third)
  • Osaka International Music Competition (Second : Hightest rank)
  • Student Music Concours of Japan (Second)
  • Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition (First)

as well as many others.

Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition

Performance History

Activities as a violinist

Performing with various orchestras as a soloist.

Alexander has appeared as soloist with multiple orchestras, including the NHK Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble, Japan Classical Orchestra, Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Neustadt Symphony Orchestra, Mozarteum Academy Orchestra, etc.

Collaborating with world-renowned musicians

Throughout his career, Alexander has collaborated with notable musicians including Noah Bendix-Balgley (Violin), Leon Spierer (Violin), Martha Argerich (Piano),Wilfried Strehle (Viola), Holger Grohs (Violin), Norbert Anger (Cello), Masafumi Hori (Violin), She-e Wu (Percussion), Martin Beaver (Violin), Clive Greensmith (Cello), Fabio Bidini (Piano), Paul Coletti (Viola), Cibrán Sierra-Vázquez(Violin), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch (Piano), Imre Rohmann (Piano) and Wenzel Fuchs (Clarinet).

Orchestra concert
Pianist Martha Argerich Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition Carnegie Hall Orchestra concert

Active in concert halls of various sizes

Being a zestful performer, Alexander has given concerts at venues including Tokyo Opera City, Walt Disney Hall, Elbphilharmonie, Phiharmonie de Paris, Stiftung Mozarteum Großer Saal, and recitals at Suntory Hall, Kioi Hall, Teatro Olimpico Vicenza, and Carnegie Hall.

Philharmonie de Paris

Serves as concertmaster for orchestras both domestically and internationally.

In addition, Alexander has earned the honor of serving as the guest concertmaster of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
In his youth years, he also served the concertmaster position of Toho Gakuen Academy Orchestra in Tokyo, and YMF Debut Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, as well as the principal violin of the Orchestra of the Americas.
Most recently, Alexander has led the Austrian premiere of “A Sea Symphony” by Ralph Vaughan Williams as the concertmaster, in collaboration with the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Conductors whom Alexander has worked with include Esa-Pekka Salonen, Ludovic Morlot, Myung-whun Chung, Markus Stenz, Valery Gergiev, Stéphane Denève, Matthias Pintscher, Ion Marin, Roger Kalia, Hans Graff, Paolo Bortolameolli, Xian Zhang, Edo de Waart, Hugh Wolff, Felix Mildenberger, Gilbert Varga, James Conlon, Robert Spano, and Carlos Miguel Prieto.



Study under world-renowned musicians

Studying under a renowned violinist

In his native Japan, Alexander commenced his formal violin studies at the age of five with Asako Hata in the Toho Music Academy.

He received his Bachelor’s degree from the Colburn Conservatory of Music, where he had studied with Robert Lipsett, prior to his current studies at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.

Pierre Amoyal Violinist Maxim Vengerov

Inspiration through chamber music

Alexander has also had further inspirations from other renowned artists such as Maxim Vengerov, James Ehnes, Andras Keller, Zakhar Bron, Pavel Vernikov, Augustin Dumay, Michael Barenboim, William Coleman, Robert Chen, Thomas Riebl, and Clemens Hagen, through masterclasses and chamber music studies.

Violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley

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