Alex Laing began studying the clarinet at age 11 in his hometown of Silver Spring, MD. In 2002 he joined the Phoenix Symphony as principal clarinet.
Alex has garnered a number of awards and honors during his career including fellowships from the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival and the New World Symphony. A graduate of Northwestern University, he received his master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, an artist's diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam and, in 2012, a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Arizona State University’s Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation.
A Selmer Artist, he plays Selmer Signature clarinets.
Photo credit : Jared Platt
Centered and powerful, the 'Signature' clarinet offers a rich palette of colors.