Alexander Knight combines a bustling freelance career as an organist, pianist, conductor, continuo player, music producer and teacher with his posts as Accompanist for Petros Singers, Organ Scholar at St Paul’s Cathedral, and Musical Director for the Treble Chefs.
Alex read music at Queens’ College, Cambridge and held an organ scholarship with Queens’ College Choir, touring the UK and internationally, and featuring on their album For The Wings of a Dove. While at Cambridge, other performances included working with CUMS Chorus conducted by Sir Stephen Cleobury, and with pop band Bastille as part of the Queens’ Centenary May Ball.
During his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Music, Alex achieved an ‘outstanding’ distinction mark and received the Harold Darke Memorial Prize for organ. He studied organ with David Graham, Andrew Dewar and Martin Ford, and piano with Nigel Clayton. While studying at the RCM, he was awarded his Fellowship Diploma from the Royal College of Organists.
He has previously held posts at St Mary Magdalene, Richmond as Organist and Director of Music, Southwark Cathedral as Harry Coles Organ Scholar, and Canbury Singers as Accompanist and subsequently Musical Director.
Alex has given organ recitals at Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Southwark Cathedral, St George’s Hanover Square, as well as at Kensington Palace in the presence of Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex in a fundraising event for Shooting Star Children’s Hospice. Other recent highlights include coducting Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem and Five Mystical Songs with the Prince Consort Sinfonia and Canbury Singers, and performing Vaughan Williams’ Sea Symphony with the RCM Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Adrian Partington.