Martin Alexander


Music Chair supported by:
Will and Lorna Heaslop in Memory of Jean Kratzing

Martin Alexander

Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Martin studied piano with his mother for most of his childhood, and commenced his tertiary studies in piano before switching to the viola.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music with Graeme Jennings, and achieved honours at the University of Tasmania with Jo St Leon.

A keen traveller, Martin moved overseas in 2013 to complete his Masters in Music with Australian violist Kathryn Lockwood at the University of Massachusetts (USA) and performed for the Ying, Chiara, Borromeo and Lark quartets, before returning home to participate in the ACO. In 2016, Martin studied at the Australian National Academy of Music with Caroline Henbest and then participated in the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s Fellowship program in 2017.

Martin has performed with the ACO, SSO, MSO and TSO on many different occasions. He is also a passionate chamber musician and, in late 2019, toured across VIC, NSW and SA in collaboration with the Seraphim Trio and ANAM.


Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.