The Juilliard School
The Yale School of Music
The Manhattan School of Music
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Panic! At The Disco
Florence + The Machine
Royce da 5'9"
The Blue Man Group
Pretty Woman on Broadway
THE MET GALA
Saturday Night Live
Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Daily Show with Stephen Colbert
The TODAY Show
The MTV VMAs
NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar! Live
NBC Christmas in Rockefeller Center
VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul
iHeart Radio Music Awards
FOX's The Four: Battle For Stardom
Disney "Kingdom Hearts" Live
From The Top NPR, Boston, MA
Coachella Music Festival, CA
Bonnaroo Music Festival, TN
Firefly Music Festival, DE
Governor's Ball Music Festival, NYC
Boston Calling Music Festival, MA
Global Citizen's Music Festival, NYC
Blurry Vision Music Festival, CA
New York Musical Festival, NYC
The Days & Nights Festival, CA
Sundance Film Festival, UT
Tribeca Film Festival, NYC
World Pride @ Javits Center, NYC
BuzzFeed Headquarters, NYC
Univision Upfront, NYC
Carnegie Hall, NYC
Madison Square Garden, NYC
Radio City Music Hall, NYC
JFK Center for the Performing Arts, DC
The Kimmel Center, PA
Broadway Nederlander Theater, NYC
Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT
MGM National Harbor, MD
The Acorn Theater, NYC
Gramercy Theater, NYC
Webster Hall, NYC
The Palace Theater, NYC
Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC
Sands Bethlehem Event Center, PA
Hippodrome Theater, MD
Tower Theater, PA
NYCB Theater at Old Westbury, NY
Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Juilliard NYC
Paul Recital Hall, Juilliard NYC
Alice Tully Hall, NYC
Morse Recital Hall, Yale University CT
Woolsey Hall, Yale University CT
Jordan Hall NEC, MA
National Sawdust, Brooklyn
Bowery Electric, NYC
Bowery Ballroom, NYC
Arlene's Grocery, NYC
The Brooklyn Bank, NY
The Plaza Hotel, NYC
The Pierre, NYC
The Forum, CA
Twickenham Stadium, London
The Great Wall of China, Beijing
Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing
National Center for Performing Arts, Beijing
The Grand Theater, Shanghai, China
Xi'an Concert Hall, Xi'an, China
Seoul Arts Center, Korea
Oberlin Casalmaggiore, Italy
Piazza Battisti, Casalmaggiore, Italy
Alex Weill began learning the violin at 3 years old, was accepted to Juilliard Pre-College at the age of 8, and by 12 she was concertizing across the globe in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. She later earned degrees in music and violin performance from The Yale School of Music, Vanderbilt University, and The Manhattan School of Music.
Since those early years, Alex has become a leading violinist and major musical force on the multi-genre stage in The US and abroad. Since 2011, Alex has been the violinist for Emmy nominated Music Director, Adam Blackstone. As one of Adam’s lead string members, she has brought her virtuosity to perform and record with the greatest musicians of today. She performs live, on TV, and on radio, making regular appearances on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers , The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Today Show, Emmy nominated NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!, The Four, iHeart Radio Awards, The 90th & 92nd Oscars Academy Awards, NBC Christmas Live at Rockefeller Center, The MTV VMAS, Pretty Woman: The Musical on Broadway, NPR, and many more. Alex was featured on the cover of Vogue.com as Frank Ocean’s violinist at The 2014 Met Gala. She has appeared in publications such as rollingstone.com, billboard.com, MTV.com, VH1.com, the NY Times, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and more.
Alex is also a highly sought after recording artist. In 2018, Alex received a Grammy certificate for her recording on PJ Morton's live album "Gumbo Unplugged." Their live cover of "How Deep is your Love" by The Bee Gees ft. Yebba won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at The 2018 Grammy Awards. In 2019, Alex was the violinist in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Weber's Emmy winning Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper. Their live production garnered 13 Emmy Nominations and 5 wins, including an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live).
Later in 2019, Alex recorded lead violin for the movie soundtrack "The Farewell," written and directed by Lulu Wang starring Awkwafina. The soundtrack was composed by the multi-talented Alex Weston and also featured her cousin and cellist Susan Mandel. The film was a big contender at the 2019 Sundance film festival and premiered nationwide in theaters July 2019 with rave reviews. The film made the 2020 Oscar nominations short list and was in the running for all categories, including best music score. The film garnered 33 awards and 157 nominations in 2020.
She has recorded film soundtracks for film composer legends Philip Glass, James Schamus, Paul Cantelon and many others, premiering at The Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival, in feature films such as “The Benefactor" starring Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, and Theo James and “Indignation” directed by James Schamus, starring Logan Lerman. The film was nominated for awards at The Athens and Berlin International Film Festivals. Notably, she recorded lead solo violin for the feature film "Wander Darkly," starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna.
Since 2017, it's been a dream come true for Alex to work with film composer legend Philip Glass, one of her ultimate music icons. Alex recorded Glass’s soundtrack demos for the 2017 National Geographic Documentary “Jane”which won the award for Best Documentary Original Score at The 2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. In September 2017, Alex was honored to perform a world premiere of “Whistleblower” with Philip Glass himself at his Days and Nights Festival in Carmel, CA. She later put together and led a 28 piece string and wind orchestra for a re-record of Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto & vocals by Blondie. In 2019, Alex hired and led a string & brass orchestra in Philip Glass's recording of IBM's "Dear Tech" commercial.
Trained in composition from The Juilliard School, Alex is also a music arranger who has composed and recorded string parts for Questlove, Solange Knowles, Robert Glasper, Bastille, Gnash, and Kellindo. Since 2013, She has been the violinist for Kellindo Parker, the lead guitarist for Janelle Monae and nephew of Maceo Parker and James Brown. They have performed across The US & UK and are in the process of releasing their debut album.
Since 2018, Alex has been the violinist for Eminem and performed with him on his 2018 Revival Tour along with Skylar Grey, 50 cent, Royceda59, 2chainz, and Ed Sheeran. They performed on Saturday Night Live, Coachella Music Festival, Bonnaroo Music Festival, Boston Calling Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival, Governor’s Ball Music Festival, and London’s Twickenham Stadium. In 2020, Alex was honored to perform "Lose Yourself" with Eminem at the 92nd Oscars Academy Awards. Their surprise performance received a standing ovation and became #1 trending on Youtube, reddit, and major online publications. This was Alex's second standing ovation at the Oscars, her first being in 2018 with Keala Settle in their performance of "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman, nominated for best original song in a motion picture.
In addition to Alex’s career as a performer, recording artist, and arranger, Alex maintains a private studio in New York City where she provides individual violin and piano lessons for beginner to advanced players. With the realization of an ever-changing music industry, Alex teaches her students through a unique combination of The Suzuki Method and learning through improvisation. She focuses on healthy proper playing technique, music reading and writing skills, music theory, ear training, composition, and multi-genre playing: classical, pop, hip hop, jazz & more. She teaches all of her students how to write, produce, and record their own music. She encourages her students to explore all genres of music and how to utilize modern music technology. Since 2013, Alex has been a guest lecturer at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. In 2014, she was honored to give a TEDx talk about her journey from classical to pop at La Sierra University’s TEDx “Be Possible” Event.
With her company Alex Weill Music Productions, Alex hires the best musicians in the industry for live performances, recordings, weddings, parties & special events. She can compose, arrange and perform any song and tailors each project specifically to your needs.
Alex is strongly dedicated to giving back to the community and music outreach by inspiring youth and our next generations of musicians. She uses her music as a universal language to spread love, equality, healing, strength and positivity around the world.