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Alex Laing, Director of Music at Wells Specialist Music School

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Alex Laing, Director of Music

Mr Alex Laing joined us as Director of Music in April 2022. Alex was previously Artistic Director (Music) at King’s High School, Warwick and Warwick Preparatory School. He is also well known as a conductor and coach for national level ensembles including the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, and for the Benedetti Foundation.

Before his time at King’s High School, Alex was Head of Strings at Uppingham School, and has been a violin teacher, coach and conductor at the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music. He studied Music at Cambridge University (where he held a prestigious instrumental award as well as being a choral scholar) and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Alex said, “I was delighted and privileged to join this wonderful and unique school where music is at the centre of life. The buzz at Wells Cathedral School is palpable and I enjoy supporting, sharing and celebrating music with everyone there from the youngest pupil to the most senior instrumentalist and the world class Cathedral Choristers. It is a dream job.”