Somerset-born Alexandra Scott will take up the post in October 2020


Alexandra Scott © Mariel Kolmschot

The Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich has appointed British double bassist Alexandra Scott as its new double bass professor from October 2020. The Somerset-born musician has been double bass professor at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe since 2012.

Following studies at the Menuhin School, Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in the UK, Scott moved to Germany in 2005, where she held a scholarship at the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy. 

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At the age of 23 she was appointed principal double bass with the NRD Radio Philharmonic in Hanover, and since May 2007 has held the position of sub-principal double bass with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra. 

In addition to her teaching responsibilities at the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Scott is a coach at the Gustav Mahler Academy, the German Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.