Alex Aitken








Currently: Children’s Musical Director for Mary Poppins (Prince Edward, London)

Training: Organ Scholar at St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Recent credits as Musical Director include: Sunday in the Park with George (NYMT, The Other Palace), Into the Woods (SC Academy), Brass (NYMT, Hackney Empire) Prodigy (UK school première, Stowe School, originally commissioned by NYMT) Beauty and the Beast (Stowe), Company (Stowe), The Princess and the Pea (Cambridge Footlights).

As Assistant or Associate includes: Sweet Charity (NYMT, Leicester Curve), Jerry Springer the Opera (ADC Cambridge), South Pacific (Churchill, Cambridge), Margot de Sade's Farewell Tour (Corpus Playroom, Cambridge). Alex is also the Assistant Musical Director at MK Chorale.

As Composer and/or Orchestrator includes: Brunger and Cleary’s Prodigy (revised orchestrations for licensed version), Chubby Funny (Free-Range Films), 147 Feet (London Film Academy), Guinea Pig (Free-Range Films), Dressing Down (Cambridge Footlights/Edinburgh Festival), The Princess and the Pea (Cambridge Footlights), The Snow Queen (Cambridge Footlights), Treasure Island (Cambridge Footlights).

As Performer/Accompanist: BBC Proms, BBC Radio 3, Lucerne Festival, London Young Sinfonia, Chichester Festival Theatre, Pineapple Studios, Cambridge Footlights, Cambridge Music Festival, Cambridge University Pops Orchestra, National Children’s Choir, National Brass Player's Championships of Great Britain, Phoenix Chorale, Cambridge Chorale and CUMS Chorus.

As rehearsal pianist: Kiss Me Kate (Crucible, Sheffield), Guys and Dolls (Royal Albert Hall)