From the age of thirteen, Alex Wood won a string of top scholarships to study the violin and viola, including the Purcell School and the Royal College of Music.
He won numerous prestigious competitions, including the coveted Theodore Holland Prize at the Royal Academy of Music.
Alex’s subsequent career included performances at the Royal Festival Hall, Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Beethoven - Haus Halle (Bonn) and Capitol Hill, Washington DC. He’s played under some of the greatest ever conductors, including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Neville Marriner and Bernard Haitink.
Alex’s career was abruptly halted in his early twenties when he sustained Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) in his right (bowing) wrist. This led to his life spiralling out of control and him twice being jailed for fraud.
Since his release in early 2022, Alex has been developing specialised fraud-focussed offending behaviour courses and is in talks with the Ministry of Justice to deliver these classes in UK prisons.