An Irish musician of Romanian origin, Alex has quickly established himself both nationally and internationally as a percussionist of the finest calibre. Specialising in solo and chamber music, he regularly performs with Crash and the Hard Rain ensemble and is a founding member of the Bangers and Crash Percussion Group, an exciting new percussion ensemble. He has given concerts at the West Cork Chamber Music Festival, Kilruddery House, Killaloe Chamber Music Festival and has taken part in and had successes in major national and international competitions such as the Irish Freemasons Young Musician of the Year, Tromp and A.R.D. International competitions. Aside from his performing activities, he is also a keen teacher and has given lecture recitals at Ireland's universities, taught at the CIT Cork School of Music, given a series of workshops for West Cork Music's "Tuning Up" outreach scheme and more. He also holds an MA in music performance from the CIT Cork School of Music, an MSc and BSc in Physics from University College Cork.