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Continually in demand as an accompanist and soloist, Alex McCartney has performed extensively in the UK and abroad, working alongside artists such as Emma Kirkby, The English Concert, The Academy of Ancient Music, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Poeticall Musicke, La Nuova Musica and the Royal Ballet. Alex has recently performed live on both BBC1 and Radio 3.
Alex studied Lute and Theorbo with William Carter and David Miller at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Prior to taking up the lute, Alex studied classical guitar, first with Mark Curry and then with Robert Brightmore at GSMD.
Alex is regularly recorded and is a resident artist with the record label Veterum Musica. He has recent recordings include 'Salutation' and 'Instant Fires' with Poeticall Musicke and 'Canarios' a triple disc set of music for solo organ and theorbo, with organist and harpsichordist Joseph Chesshyre. Future plans include a recording of Kapsberger's works for lute and theorbo.
In 2011 Alex founded Poeticall Musicke, an early music group specialising in Renaissance to Mid-Baroque music.