Alexander is “a clarinetist with a warm tone and powerful technique.” (The New York Times) whose playing has been called “dazzling in its spectrum of colors, agility, and range. Every sound he makes is finely measured without inhibiting expressiveness.” (The Washington Post). A first prize winner at the Carl Nielsen International Clarinet Competition and recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant Award, Alexander has been a soloist with many fine ensembles including Czech, Israel, Vienna, and St. Paul Chamber Orchestras, Belgrade Philharmonic, Danish National Radio Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, China National Symphony Orchestra, KBS Orchestra of South Korea, Jerusalem Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Kansas City Symphony, and the Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals on the Music at the Supreme Court Series, Boston’s Celebrity Series and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and at the Kennedy Center, the Louvre, Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, Tel Aviv Museum, and NYC’s 92nd Street Y
Alexander plays regularly with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has collaborated with distinguished chamber musicians including Daniel Barenboim, Yefim Bronfman, Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Emanuel Ax, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Pinchas Zukerman, and Steven Isserlis, with the Dover, Pacifica, Jerusalem, and Shanghai String Quartets and the Ensemble Wien-Berlin. He spent five summers at the Marlboro Music Festival and has appeared at the Caramoor, Moab, Music@Menlo, Montreal, Toronto, Jerusalem, and Storioni Chamber Music Festivals.
A prolific recording artist, Alexander has worked with composers John Corigliano and Osvaldo Golijov, Samuel Adler, Mason Bates, Paul Schoenfield, and Chris Brubeck. He is a founder of the Zimro Project, an ensemble dedicated to incorporating Jewish art music into chamber music programs.
Alexander currently is Professor of Clarinet and Chair of Winds at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and a Buffet Crampon and Vandoren Performing Artist.