Alex Bevan is a young British tenor currently studying on the Alexander Gibson Opera Course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, having gained both his bachelors and masters degrees from the Royal Academy of Music. The 2015 winner of the Norman Mcann Prize, and recipient of the 2016 Elton John Scholarship at the Academy, Alex was also a Kohn Foundation Bach Scholar. A previous student of Neil Mackie CBE and Jonathan Papp, he currently studies with Scott Johnson.
Born and brought up in Bath, Somerset, Alex was a music scholar at Kingswood School. Having decided to pursue his first love of singing, he moved on to the Royal Academy at the age of 19. Over the past six years Alex has gained extensive solo concert experience at a variety of venues around the UK and in Europe.
Supported by the Josephine Baker Trust, Alex’s notable performances include Mozart’s Requiem at St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Royal Courts of Justice; Tippett's "Child of our Time" in Truro Cathedral and Mozart's Mass in C Minor at St John's Smith Square. He has also sung in over 25 of the Royal Academy’s Monthly Bach Cantata series and was heard on BBC Radio 3 singing in Neresheim, broadcast from Germany.
Operatic experience includes Ruggero La Rondine, Julian Louise with Opera Coast; chorus roles in Tosca and Jenufa with Grange Park Opera, Tristan und Isolde, Tannhäuser and Rigoletto with Longborough Festival Opera; a new production of microMegas (Tom Floyd) at the Tete a Tete festival in Hammersmith, as well as participating in a variety of opera scenes at the Academy and abroad.
Photographer: Robert Piwko