The British pianist and conductor Alexander Soddy has quickly established himself at the forefront of young musicians. Born in 1982, he studied as a chorister at Magdalen College, Oxford and conducting and piano at the Junior Royal Academy of Music. He was subsequently awarded a choral scholarship, studying Musicology at Selwyn College, Cambridge University. A position as a repetiteur followed at the National Opera Studio in London where he was supported by the Friends of Covent Garden and the Scottish Opera Endowment Trust.
Alex has worked as a repetiteur for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and as an accompanist at many venues and festivals around the world including Wigmore Hall, performing with many prominent artists including the tenor Michael Schade and prize-winning bassoonist Christian Kunert.
Since 2005 Alexander has been engaged at the Hamburg State Opera, first as a repetiteur and then as musical assistant to Simone Young. Quickly promoted to Kapellmeister, Alexander regularly conducts the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hamburg State Opera where he has worked with singers such as Deborah Polaski, Falk Struckmann, Placido Domingo, Lisa Gasteen, John Treleaven, Franz Grundheber, Wolfgang Koch and Michael Schade. His repertoire at Hamburg includes Die Zauberflöte, L'elisir d'amore, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Hansel und Gretel, Das Gehege, Oscar Strasnoy's new opera Le Bal as well as directing the International Opera Studio in productions of Cavalli´s La Calisto, contemporary operas by Christian Jost and John Tavener and Rameau´s Les Indes Galantes.
Alexander Soddy is increasingly in demand at many of Europe's most important Opera Houses and future engagements include La Bohème, Rigoletto and Lucia di Lammermoor in Hamburg and Die Zauberflöte at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and Berliner Staatsoper (Unter-der-Linden).