Alexander McKenzie grew up in Sydney, Australia, where he performed his first public concerts at the age of ten. After moving to Denmark in 2007 he has since performed countless concerts along the world in halls such as Carnegie Hall/New York, Wigmore Hall/London and Salle Cortot/Paris. Prizes include the Danish National Radio’s Chamber Music Competition (1st prize, audience prize), the Van Hauen prize, the Harby Award and a prestigious Sonning Scholarship.
Alexander co-founded the critically acclaimed piano trio TRIO VITRUVI (www.triovitruvi.com) in 2013, which recently recorded music by Schubert and Brahms in the iconic Teldex Studios Berlin with Hartmut Rohde (DE) and Nabil Shehata (DE). In 2018 he co-founded KAMMERBALLETTEN (www.kammerballetten.com), a Copenhagen based ballet-production company which creates new ballets to live chamber music. Alexander has been the artistic director of Kammerballetten for four years. He has composed scores to ballets by renowned choreographers such as Paul Lightfoot and Juliano Nunes, and divides his time now between composition and performing. He is also the pianist of the “World Ballet” (www.verdensballetten.dk) which each year performs tours in Denmark, Germany and Sweden with dancers from the Royal Ballet of London, Staatsballet Berlin and The Royal Danish Ballet.