Alex Wilson could have been a rock star but chose opera
Posted on 19 December 2013
Earlier this year young New Zealand tenor Alexander Wilson graduated from the University of Otago with a Bachelor of Sciences majoring in geology and a Bachelor of Music in classical performance voice under the direction of Judy Bellingham.
His singing talent has also recently earned him success in a variety of competitions throughout New Zealand including a well-deserved 3rd placing in the 2012 prestigious Lexus Song Quest which he backed up by winning the Otago Daily Times Aria competition.
Now, armed with the Patricia Pratt Scholarship and tuition grants from Creative New Zealand and the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Alex’s plans for the next stage of his musical journey are almost complete. In September he moves to the International Academy of Voice in Cardiff, Wales to complete a Master’s qualification in advanced vocal studies under the direction of Welsh tenor Dennis O’Neill. The Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation wishes him every success and will watch his progress closely.