Alex Morton

Alex is a horn player & music educator who is in demand across Australia and his native New Zealand as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, currently Acting Associate Principal Horn in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. 

In 2017, he completed his studies at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), under the tutelage of Sydney Symphony Principal Horn, Ben Jacks, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Horn, Andrew Bain. 

Alex has held contracts with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Associate-Principal Horn) and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Tutti Horn), and freelances regularly with all the major orchestras throughout Australasia, including the Sydney, Queensland, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, and most recently appearing as Guest Principal with Orchestra Victoria.

As a chamber musician, Alex has performed at both the Ukaria Festival in Adelaide and the Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music, and is also a member of the internationally-acclaimed ensemble, The Morton Trio, with his wife & violinist, Arna Morton, and pianist, Liam Wooding.

In 2020, Alex co-founded The HIIP Method™ Online Course to coach budding musicians in the art of efficient and effective practice. In 2021, Alex and his wife Arna have since developed the programme to offer live trainings and 1:1 coaching on the method.

Alex is currently teaching brass through the Christchurch School of Music as well as offering premium horn lessons out of his Christchurch-based home music studio.