Alexandra Urquhart trained classically as a viola player at Trinity College of Music and then the Royal College of Music. She has performed and toured with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as playing for a year in Chile with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago.
She played on the album ‘Bad Blood’ by Bastille, as well as playing as part of their string quartet at Glastonbury and on the festival circuit. She has recorded as solo viola with singer/songwriter Ben Rusch for his album Architects of Time, as well as playing on Tango Siempre’s album ‘Malandras del Tango’. She is a member of one of London’s finest string quartets, Titanium Strings.
Since moving to Chichester, West Sussex, Alexandra has been able to fulfil a long-held ambition to explore a range of folk styles and improvisation on the violin and viola. She performs regularly in a fiddle and dobro duo with Chris Eaton, playing original tunes as well as Celtic and American folk.