Alex Stening is a multi-instrumentalist whose performance and teaching experience ranges from classical and orchestral, to jazz, improvisation, pop and video game music. Alex is a graduate from the New England Conservatory with a Master of Music Degree in music performance studying with Eli Epstein, former second horn of the Cleveland Orchestra.
Grandson of jazz trumpet player Lou Colombo, Alex performed on piano and drums at 11 years old in jazz clubs throughout southwest Florida and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He began playing music by ear but also had extensive classical piano training studying with JoAnn Dorsey-Brown and Dr. Michael Baron, professor of piano at Florida Gulf Coast University.
As an orchestral player, Alex has performed with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, The Florida Orchestra and more and has had performances with distinguished artists such as Andrea Bocelli and Byron Stripling. He spent previous summers attending the Aspen Music Festival and School and Eastern Music Festival under the direction of major conductors including Robert Spano, Leonard Slatkin, Joann Falletta and Gerard Schwarz.