Bio

Alexander Pullinger is a freelance countertenor and singing teacher, based in London.

Alexander enjoys a variety of choral, solo and stage projects. While a choral scholar at New College, Oxford (2007-10) under Edward Higginbottom, he toured extensively in Europe and the USA, and appeared on recordings of Mozart Requiem, Monteverdi Vespers, Haydn Creation and the Bach motets. More recent choral work includes projects with Chamber Choir Ireland, and the large-scale Polyphony 360 tour with Armonico Consort (Tallis Spem in Alium and Strigio 40-/60-part mass, as well as more intimate consort pieces featured on BBC In Tune). He was alto soloist in Rossini Petite messe solennelle (Oxford 2015, Sardinia 2017); and Handel Queen Anne Ode, Dixit Dominus and Messiah (St. Davids Cathedral, Wales). Roles include the Sorceress (Purcell Dido and Aeneas); Cesare (Handel Giulio Cesare); Annio (Mozart La clemenza di Tito); Selene, sister of Dido (Jommelli La Didone, London Handel Festival); Ottone (Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, 2017); and Arsamene (Cavalli Xerse, UK première, Grimeborn 2018). Most recently he played Armindo in Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of Handel Partenope.

Alexander enjoys a variety of choral, solo and stage projects. While a choral scholar at New College, Oxford (2007-10) under Edward Higginbottom, he toured extensively in Europe and the USA, and appeared on recordings of Mozart Requiem, Monteverdi Vespers, Haydn Creation and the Bach motets. More recent choral work includes projects with Chamber Choir Ireland, and the large-scale Polyphony 360 tour with Armonico Consort (Tallis Spem in Alium and Strigio 40-/60-part mass, as well as more intimate consort pieces featured on BBC In Tune). He was alto soloist in Rossini Petite messe solennelle (Oxford 2015, Sardinia 2017); and Handel Queen Anne Ode, Dixit Dominus and Messiah (St. Davids Cathedral, Wales). Roles include the Sorceress (Purcell Dido and Aeneas); Cesare (Handel Giulio Cesare); Annio (Mozart La clemenza di Tito); Selene, sister of Dido (Jommelli La Didone, London Handel Festival); Ottone (Monteverdi, L’incoronazione di Poppea, 2017); and Arsamene (Cavalli Xerse, UK première, Grimeborn 2018). Most recently he played Armindo in the Hampstead Garden Opera production of Handel Partenope (Jackson’s Lane Theatre, London 2019).

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“Alexander Pullinger constantly impressed as Selene, with wonderful control from his first jaw-dropping solo to his last. Making a pure, clean sound, his voice pierced the Grosvenor Chapel’s lovely acoustic with floating ease, sensuous, erotic and graceful.”

Charlotte Valori

Bachtrack

As well as being an active performer in the UK and abroad, Alexander is an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated singing teacher of a range of ages and levels.

As well as being an active performer in the UK and abroad, Alexander is an experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated singing teacher of a range of ages and levels. He works consistently to tailor his teaching style to the individual needs of the student, whether helping to prepare for scholarship auditions and exams or building vocal confidence within a supportive setting. This year he joined the team at the National Children’s Choir of Great Britain for the Easter Course. He has taught privately in London for several years. Pupil testimonials can be found at First Tutors. In addition to one-to-one tuition, he has assisted in numerous educational outreach programmes in the UK and abroad. This includes work with Ad Parnassum (Venice, spring and summer 2018), which took renaissance choral repertoire to Italian secondary schools, and Armonico Consort’s work across the UK.

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“Alex Pullinger was a moving Selene, pure-toned in the lovely aria with solo flute, ‘Nel duol che prova’.”

Richard Porter

Opera Magazine

Media

Recordings

Gallery

Schedule

9th November 2018

7:00pm, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace
Armonico Consort & AC Academy

10th November 2018

7:30pm, St John’s Smith Square

Concert of Remembrance
London Choral Sinfonia

7th December 2018

7:30pm, St Mark’s Church, Royal Leamington Spa

The Advent of Christmas, Christmas Concert
Armonico Consort & Orchestra

21st December 2018

7:30pm, Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, Worcestershire

The Advent of Christmas, Christmas Concert
Armonico Consort & Orchestra

TBA Feb 2019

St. Peter’s Church, Hammersmith

The Whispering Trees, Winter Recital
Andrew Charity, Piano Christian Hey, Visual Concept

Teaching

As well as being an active performer in the UK and abroad, Alexander is an experienced singing teacher of a range of ages and levels.

As well as being an active performer in the UK and abroad, Alexander is an experienced singing teacher of a range of ages and levels. He has taught privately in London for several years. Pupil testimonials can be found at First Tutors. In addition to one-to-one tuition, he has assisted in numerous educational outreach programmes in the UK and abroad. This includes work with Ad Parnassum (Venice, spring and summer 2018), which took renaissance choral repertoire to Italian secondary schools, and Armonico Consort’s work across the UK.

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Danté Kim
Mark Price
Laurent Compagnon
Giancarlo Colloca