Alex Hodgkinson is Director of Music at Christ’s Hospital, an independent secondary school with a charitable foundation in West Sussex, where he leads an exciting and ambitious programme of academic, choral, and instrumental music. Prior to this he was Choirmaster of Marlborough College, directing five choirs and teaching academic music. With the 250-strong College Choral Society he conducted performances of the Requiems of Mozart and Verdi, and Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. Alex previously held positions at Ely Cathedral, Tewkesbury Abbey, and Repton School.
Alex read music at Keble College, Oxford, where he held the organ scholarship. He was for a year Acting Organ Scholar of New College, served as Organist of St Mary Magdalen's Church, and was Director of the New Chamber Opera Studio. As a pianist, organist, and conductor, he has broadcast on BBC Radios 3 & 4 and has recorded several CDs. Alex works regularly with singers of all ages on choral courses. He has led courses in the UK and in China, and recently founded an exciting choral music project for young people in West Hackney.