Musical Director

Alexander Webb

Alex is based in Manchester and studied percussion at Birmingham Conservatoire. He went on to achieve a distinction as the Timothy Reynish Conducting Scholar (RNCM) and is continuing his studies as a PhD Student at the RNCM, researching Light Music and the music of Ernest Tomlinson.span

From 2016 – 18, as part of his studies at RNCM, Alex was the assistant conductor to Jon Storgards and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. The following year he became the assistant conductor to Vasily Petrenko and Sir Andrew Davis at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

As a conductor, he is recognised for his versatility and ability to engage with ensembles from brass bands and wind bands to symphony orchestras. He has made recordings for BBC Television and Radio as well as touring worldwide. Alex is the Director of Music for the Greater Manchester Police Band and Poulton-Le-Fylde Brass Band. He will also be directing the newly re-formed Orchestra of the Light Music Society which is due to give its first concert after a hiatus of nearly 45 years.

Aside from performance, Alex is deeply interested in pedagogy and is a proud member of the team who are developing new online teaching and learning resources which are due to go live this autumn.