Alexander Nicholls is an Australian historically-inspired cellist, specialising in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century cello performance practices.
Passionate about performance and current developments in research, Alexander has striven to keep these worlds together. His performance style is distinct and fresh, and has resulted in various awards, scholarships, and prizes.
Alexander has worked and studied with some of the greatest musicians of the historically-informed movement, among them: Jordi Savall, William Christie, Massaki Suzuki, Paul Dyer and Richard Egarr. Gaining momentum from these experiences, Alexander has performed in concerts across the globe, touring Europe, USA and Australia, as a soloist, ensemble, and orchestral member.
In the past year, Alexander has been part of two major recording projects: recording Handel’s Almira with the Grammy award winning Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, and the Motets of Samuel Scheidt in Cantiones Sacrae, with a local Berlin ensemble—Athesinus Consort Berlin.
Alexander holds a Master’s degree in Historical Performance from The Juilliard School, New York, and an undergraduate degree—Bachelor of Music Performance (University of Western Australia) with First Class Honours (University of Sydney).
When not engaged in his performance activities, Alexander dedicates his time to research and to publishing eighteenth-century music via his music publishing company—Galant Publishing, in Berlin, Germany.