Orchestral Composer & Arranger
Alex Dan Nguyen (born 6 August 1991) is a multi-instrumentalist, guitarist, pianist, flautist, jazz musician, composer, and musical director based in Cambridge, UK. A multitalented musician with innumerable musical skills, Alex is highly demanded in the British music scene. During childhood, he was exposed to various types of musical instruments and decided to pick up all the instruments that sounded good to him, namely guitar, piano, and flute.
Starting out with the keyboard when he was only four, Alex decided to switch to the guitar when he was first exposed to some music records of classical and Latin guitar repertoires. Later on, the discovery of rock music, the blues, and other modern styles have motivated him to pick up the electric guitar in his early teen.
Alongside the guitar, Alex started to play the flute in school ensembles during his teenage years.
Alex's musical journey took a turn when he arrived in London at the age of nineteen to pursue his music education, and subsequently, a professional career in the music industry in this vibrant city flooded with a rich and diverse music scene.
Alex's tremendous passion for music is proven by his total dedication to full-time music education
and professional music training during most of his 20s. Having come from a classical guitar background, he spent four years studying contemporary guitar at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London, and earnt a BMus (Hons) degree in performance. During his time here, Alex studied under many successful guitarists and musicians from all across the UK's modern music scene.
Upon completing his degree in guitar performance, Alex immediately secured a place at Middlesex University's jazz programme and went on to study jazz piano whilst enjoying another three years of learning and gaining experience from the London music scene. Whilst working towards his BA (Hons) degree in jazz piano, he had the chance to study under jazz educators from some of the country's most prestigious music institutions i.e. Royal Academy of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Guildhall School of Music.
His journey training as a jazz musician gave him the chance to apprentice with some of the UK's most internationally accomplished jazz pianist, namely Nikki Iles, Kate Williams, and Gareth Williams. During his time pursuing a jazz piano education, he picked up an interest in playing jazz flute and joined bands led by prominent musicians in the British jazz scene, including Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, amongst others.