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, James McKay, 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 Ontario. At the Don Wright Faculty of Music at Western, Alexandre is bassoon instructor in both the Performance and Education Departments.
As an orchestral and chamber musician, Alexandre has performed in Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, and Hungary.
Connection to BVBD – Alexandre has taught BVBD participant Sean Snider, and at Western University in London, Ontario, both Joey Smith and Talia Caplan.