John Ma (Baroque Violin, Viola, d'amore)

Photo Credit: Peter Hislop

Alex Monro


The Musician

Alex Monro is currently 16 years old and in year 11 at Canberra Grammar School. He studies viola with Tor Frømyhr, and harp with Alice Giles and Rowan Phemister, and is preparing for his AMEB Licentiate Viola and Grade 7 Harp exams. He participates in diverse ensembles from chamber music to symphony orchestras, and is principal viola of the ANU Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony Youth Chamber Orchestra. His piano quartet reached the finals of the Musica Viva "Strike a Chord" competition in 2022, and in 2023 he played viola in the Australian Youth Orchestra’s National Music Camp.

The Person

Alex loves to read and compose, and plans to combine his love of physics and music at a university level.