Alexander Hawkins is a composer, pianist and organist from Oxford, UK. His distinctive sound-world is forged through the search to reconcile both his love of free improvisation and profound fascination with composition and structure. His writing has been said to represent ‘a fundamental reassertion of composition within improvised music’. An in-demand collaborator as well as soloist and bandleader, Hawkins performs internationally, appearing live and on record with a vast array of contemporary leaders. He has been commissioned by numerous festivals, as well as the likes of the BBC.