Alex Trigg is the Organ Scholar of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, where he works with the world-renowned choir on a daily basis and studies the organ with Ann Elise Smoot. He has also recently been appointed as organ scholar of St John's College, Cambridge - a post which he will take up in September 2021 and hold for three years, while studying music at the university.
Prior to Windsor, Alex was a music, choral and academic scholar at Tonbridge school, and was heavily involved with local music in the area. As a violinist, oboist and percussionist, Alex played with half a dozen orchestras in Kent, and was involved with just as many choirs, conducting, accompanying or singing. Highlights during this time included playing percussion in Britten's War Requiem with Tonbridge Philharmonic Society, performing Haydn's 11th Piano Concerto with the North Downs Sinfonia, and playing on two tours to France with The Lydian Orchestra (of which he was Manager for nearly three years).
In addition to all this, Alex was Organist at St Lawrence Church, Seal Chart for over four years, having started at the age of 14. While at St Lawrence, and under the tutelage of Robin Walker, Alex gained his Associateship of the Royal College of Organists, scoring the highest marks in the country in the practical exam. He is currently working towards his Fellowship examination, which he will take in January 2021. Besides playing for services at a number of churches locally, Alex has also performed several organ recitals around Kent, Sussex and London, including, most recently, St Lawrence Church, Jewry. Recitals this year should have included Hereford and Blackburn Cathedrals, although sadly these had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
As a chorister at King's College, Cambridge, Alex discovered a love for choral music, which has grown stronger ever since. When he was 16 years old, he founded The Tudeley Singers, and has since conducted them in services at several different cathedrals (including Westminster Abbey, where he was the youngest person ever to conduct a service). He has also organised and directed a number of concerts with the choir, which have included works by Fauré, Duruflé and Britten. It was for the first of these concerts that Alex formed The Orchestra of St Augustine. Although all of the choir's engagements for 2020 were unable to go ahead, including services at Westminster Abbey and St Paul's Cathedral, and a summer tour to Liverpool and the Isle of Man, Alex is very much looking forward to resuming work with the choir as soon as possible, and hopefully singing at these venues in the future!
Alex is a firm believer in music as a vehicle for social good, and as such has raised almost £7,000 for various charities through his music making. He has also given up a great deal of his time to bring music to children in primary schools, including organising a demonstration of many musical instruments to over 100 children.
Outside of music, Alex enjoys reading, baking, and learning new languages.