Greek violist Alexandros Koustas studied at the Royal Academy of Music, where during his studies he was awarded both of the institution's viola prizes. As a soloist he has performed concertos in Romania, Greece and the UK. He was also a prize winner in the 2008 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition.
Alexandros has participated in the festivals of Santander (Spain), Orlando (Netherlands) and Langvad (Denmark). During 2009–2010 he was a resident artist in the Banff Centre, Canada, where he performed as a soloist and chamber musician.
Alexandros regularly works with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, the BBC Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Opera House and in 2014 was appointed as Principal Violist of the English National Ballet Orchestra.
Alexandros is currently completing a Masters at SOAS, comparing 16th century classical Ottoman music to western classical repertoire of the same period.
Photo: Jay Lawrence