About Alex

Alex Fioto enjoys a multifaceted career as a professional trumpet player in Raleigh, NC. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Master of Music degree from Rice University where he studied with William Campbell and Marie Speziale, respectively. Alex is the principal trumpet of the North Carolina Opera and performs regularly with the North Carolina Symphony. Additionally, Alex has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra and has appeared as principal trumpet of the San Antonio Symphony.

Outside of orchestral playing, Alex performs regularly as a chamber musician. Alex is a founding member of the Boylan Brass, the Triangle area's premiere brass ensemble. The Boylan Brass regularly performs and hosts recitals and is in residence at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in downtown Raleigh. More information can be found at www.boylanbrass.com. In addition to the Boylan Brass, Alex collaborates with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, the Mallarme Chamber Players and the Carolina Brass to name a few.

Previously, Alex served on faculty of St. Augustine's University as adjunct Professor of Trumpet and was the brass instructor for KidZNotes, a Durham-based El Sistema-inspired organization. Alex is also the brass quintet coach for the Triangle Youth Philharmonic. Alex maintains a small private studio out of his home and teaches students of all ages.

Alex has attended numerous summer music festivals including the Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center. While at Tanglewood, Alex performed under the baton of Maestro Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, and the Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos.

In his spare time, Alex enjoys swimming, biking, hiking and camping. He lives in Raleigh with his wife, Amy and his son, Ellis.