Alexander Chapman Campbell
Alexander’s music has become known for its striking beauty and originality. Described by Positive News as “not jazz, not classical, not improvised, but a glimpse of something new”, and by ClassicFM as “refreshingly original”, it isn’t easily described or placed into a genre.
Born into a family of artists, Alexander moved at the age of nineteen to northern Scotland and the windswept shores of the Moray Firth, where he completed his debut collection for solo piano, Sketches Of Light. Discovered by ClassicFM in 2013 and placed as Album of the Week, the Sketches became instantly popular and have since been aired extensively across the station. The album was re-released by Decca Records in 2014 and has featured widely across TV and Radio. In 2016 he released Portraits of Earth, his second collection for solo piano, “dedicated”, in Alexander’s own words, “to the beautiful place we all share; the living world we call Earth”.
On the 6th April 2018 Alexander released his third album Journey to Nidaros. The album was composed spontaneously during a 650km solitary pilgrimage across Norway. Written down and completed when he returned home, it offers a remarkable musical journal of his experiences: “I imagined it to be a time of swimming in rivers, exploring mountains and deep forests. It ended up being all of these things, but with the added unimagined discovery of music, which gradually emerged from the pianos I found along the path.” The album, which was featured on BBC Radio 4 Ramblings, went to No.1 in the UK Specialist Classical Charts, and No.5 in the ClassicFM chart.
Alexander now lives and composes in the North-East Highlands of Scotland.