Alex Woodrow – Director of Music
Born in York in 1986, Alexander Woodrow was appointed Director of Music of St Peter’s Singers of Leeds in March 2021. He combines this role with that of Organist & Director of Music at Leeds Minster, and organ and piano teaching at Solihull School.
After initial positions at Guildford Cathedral, St Albans Cathedral and Hexham Abbey, he was for almost five years the Organist and Director of Music at Bradford Cathedral. He was then the youngest cathedral organist in the country. In 2016 he took up the position of Head of Choral Music at Solihull School.
He returned to West Yorkshire in 2020 to take up his appointment at Leeds Minster. He is delighted to be working with the St. Peter’s Singers of Leeds.
Alexander read music as Organ Scholar at Magdalene College, Cambridge, studying with Anne Page. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 19, winning first prizes in all categories, including the Limpus Prize. He is also a Fellow of Trinity College London and a recipient of the Silver Medal of the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Alexander has regularly broadcast on BBC Radio and Television. He has given solo organ recitals at many of the major churches and cathedrals of the UK, including York Minster, King’s College, Cambridge, and Westminster Abbey.