A native of Buffalo, New York, Alexander Cousins began his musical studies at the age of 10 as a Double Bassist but switched to the cello when he was 14 years old. Since then, he has performed as a soloist with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Four Centuries Chamber Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory Symphony Orchestras, SUNY Fredonia Orchestras, Southern Tier Symphony, and others. He also served as Principal Cellist of the South Carolina-based Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra and is a member of The Liminal Space Ensemble based in Buffalo, New York.
Alexander completed his Master’s of Music in Cello Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with Alan Stepansky, where he was a recipient of the Gregor Piatigorsky Scholarship. Prior to Peabody, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree and Performer’s Certificate at The State University of New York at Fredonia under Dr. Natasha Farny. He has also studied privately with Roman Mekinulov, Zuill Bailey, Melissa Kraut and Bruce Cramer.
In his free time, Alexander enjoys all things motorsports during the summer months and continually pursuing a greater understanding of the world around him.