Alexandre von Wartburg
Born and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, Alexandre von Wartburg graduated from the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève (Performance, Counterpoint, Solfège), and from Western University (Performance, Music Education). His teachers and mentors were Kim Walker, Jim MacKay, and William Waterhouse. Currently, Alexandre pursues his interests in Historically Informed Performance on baroque and classical bassoons.
Alexandre started his career in Education by teaching Solfège at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique de Genève. He continues today with Instrumental Music and Guitar at a French first language school in London ON. At the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario in London ON, Alexandre is bassoon instructor in both the Performance and Education Departments.
As an orchestral and chamber musician, Alexandre has had opportunities to perform in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and Hungary.
Connection to BVBD – Alexandre has taught BVBD participants Joey Smith and Talia Caplan at the University of Western Ontario.