Meet Alex Little

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Alex Little is a doctoral student of Prof. Higgs at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Born and raised in the U.K., he was a chorister at Norwich Cathedral before studying at Merton College, Oxford, where he completed his undergraduate degree in music and a master’s degree in musicology. At Merton he was organ scholar then assistant organist, accompanying the college’s two choirs in services, CD recordings, and radio broadcasts, as well as international tours in Europe, North America, and Asia. While at Oxford, Alex studied organ with William Whitehead, and also travelled to Copenhagen and Lund, Sweden, to study with renowned Swedish organist Hans Fagius with a grant from the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Alex’s competition successes include First Prize at the 2023 Lynnwood Farnam Organ Competition in Montreal, Second Prize in the 2022 International Buxtehude Competition in Lübeck (Germany), and Third Prize at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition in Amargh in 2018. In Rochester, he is currently Director of Music at St. Anne’s Catholic Church, having previously held the position of Assistant Organist at Christ Church Episcopal. At Eastman, he is a candidate for the Artist’s Certificate, and is completing a doctoral research project on the subject of quarter-comma meantone temperament and its effect on compositional style in seventeenth-century North Germany.

Sunday’s Program:

Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541- J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Weinen, Klagen, Sorgan, Zagen – Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)
Elevation in G major – François Benoist (1794 – 1878)
Allegro vivace, from Symphony No. 5, Op. 42 No. 1 – Charles-Marie Widor (1844 – 1937)

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