"Its definitely a difficult instrument, but I love it because theres so much repertoire," said Alexander. "Composers from all the genres wrote for the violin and wrote a wide variety of pieces that are really fun to play."
Alexander took first place in the Rochester Philharmonic League Young Artist Competition, and placed third in the National Canadian Music Compition in Quebec. Thats just two of his many achievements. He excels as a matter of routine, and his routine is anchored in the Pittsford Mendon High School Symphony Orchestra.
"I really love playing in my school orchestra. We play all kinds of music, contemporary, baroque, even some contemporary jazz music," said Alexander.
Alexander studies both piano and music at the Eastman School of Music. His teachers recognized something special the moment they heard him play.
"We were all awed, in amazement at his accomplishments, maturity, and great talent that he showed from a very young age," said Lee Wilkins of the Eastman School of Music.
"I would love to be a performer but today, its kind of unlikely, so Im probably also going to teach, I love to teach, and I also probably will play in an orchestra," said Alexander.
Alexander plans on studying music in college, but hes also focusing on economics, or even international relations. For this young talent, the sky truly is the limit.