Alex Prior is a twelve year old singer (2005), song writer and musician destined for a glittering career. He's been described as the "little Pavarotti" for the unusual power and beauty of his voice. Since his solo debut in December 2002, he has been recognized internationally as a phenomenal young musician. Alex has won seven junior singing competitions,including Llangollen International Musical Eidsteffod,. He is also a winner of Sergio Franchi Music Scholarship, USA, and sings in seven languages.
Born and raised in England, he is of Russian and English heritage. He is a great grandson of the famous Russian Theatre reformer Constantine Stanislavsky. The London Arena, the Millennium Dome, at Tonbridge Castle Proms Spectacular, the Moscow Kremlin, Carnegie Hall of New York, and The Royal Opera House have all heard his voice. He was featured on BBC1 , BBC3, ITV1,ITV3, Classic FM TV, NBC, CCN, RTN TV ( USA), ZDF TV, BBC Radio, Voice of America, Radio Liberty, New Wave, as well as numerous television and radio stations in Russia.
Following the tragic events of September 2004 in Beslan. Osetia, Alex composed a requiem dedicated to the children of the siege. Alex was awarded the prestigious order of the Patrons of Art in Russia for "his outstanding charity work and contribution to peace". Recently Alex won the "Composition Challenge" for under 18 in UK, recieved a commendation in the BBC Young Composer of the year 2005 and was chosen among others as a winner of Woodhouse Sounds Composition for under 18's. This year, Alex has recorded his Concerto No.1 for piano & orchestra, symphonic poems" The Caucausian prisoner", "The Battle of Trafalgar", Concerto for Horn with the Globalis and Rahkmaninov symphony orchestras, Russia. Alex's music reflects the complex and troubled world that we live in, witnessed through his own experience, television news and documentary braodcasts; and interpreted into his own words and music.
Alex headlined with Zico Shaker in the May 2003 concert "The A to Z of By Singers" at St. John's in Smith Square, London.
Alex Prior Alex's CDs and videos available on Alex's website.
Alex PriorZico Shaker Includes music by Glinka, Bulahov, de Curtis, Lara, Rachmaninov, and Varlamov. Recorded live at St. John's on May 17, 2003. Zico sings on only one track of this recording.
Alex Prior Alex Prior's first piano concerto is entitled "Dances of Death", and was composed when he was 11 years old. The idea for the concerto came to Alex in a dream. He saw a figure symbolising death calling out skeletons to dance around a fire in a fantastic way. The second movement
represents calmness and resurrection. The 3rd movement represents recollections of the dreams. Features Kiril Klyatov (piano) and the Globalis Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Constantin Krimetz
Alex Prior This new video features Alex's performances
from June 2004 through June 2005. It is a 3 hour video featuring Alex singing, recording, conducting,
performing his own pieces for piano and orchestra and much more...
Alex Prior Featuring Alex's performances in the UK, USA, and Russia from October 2003 to May 2004, this video also shows Alex during rehearsals, recording sessions, TV appearances, demonstrates how Alex composes music and much more. At 2 hours 30 minutes, this video is a unique exploration of the artistic life of an 11 year old singer and songwriter.
Note: The quality of filming of some sections varies depending on the location and circumstances.