TRAINED AT 

The Juilliard School

The Yale School of Music

Vanderbilt University

The Manhattan School of Music

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Violinist in 2018 Best R&B Grammy winning performance of
"How Deep is Your Love" PJ Morton ft. Yebba 

Violinist in 2018 Best R&B Grammy nominated live album 
"Gumbo Unplugged" - PJ Morton

Violinist in 2018 Best R&B Grammy nominated performance of
"First Began" -  PJ Morton

Violinist in 2019 5-time Emmy winner, 13 Emmy nominations & 2019 Grammy nominated
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" 
starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles, & Alice Cooper
produced by Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Weber
 
Lead Violinist in 2019 Oscar short list nominated film
in all categories

"The Farewell"
directed by Lulu Wang, music by Alex Weston
starring Awkwafina 

Lead Violinist in 2019 Golden Globe winning feature film for 
best actress in a comedy/musical

"The Farewell"
directed by Lulu Wang, music by Alex Weston
starring Awkwafina

Lead Violinist in 2019 Golden Globe nominated Best Foreign Film
"The Farewell"
directed by Lulu Wang, music by Alex Weston
starring Awkwafina
 
Lead violin soloist in an Official Selection of 
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival 
"Wander Darkly"
starring Sienna Miller & Diego Luna

Lead violin soloist in 2021 Tribeca Film Festival winner of
Best US Narrative Feature Film Prize
"The Novice"
written & directed by Lauren Hadaway, music by Alex Weston
best cinematography win for Todd Martin, best actress win for Isabelle Fuhrman

Lead violin soloist in 2021 Tribeca X Award winner
for Best Short Film 
"Chinese New Year - Nian"
directed by Lulu Wang, music by Alex Weston
produced by Apple

Artists

Jay Z
Alicia Keys
Eminem
John Legend
Justin Timberlake
Jennifer Lopez
Dr. Dre
Nas
Pharrell
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Kellindo
Nicki Minaj
Ed Sheeran
PJ Morton

Bastille
Frank Ocean
Shawn Mendes
Panic! At The Disco
KYGO
Sara Bareilles
Evanescence
Florence + The Machine
BROCKHAMPTON
Questlove
The Roots
Robert Glasper
Maxwell
Erykah Badu
Estelle
Chaka Khan
50 cent
Skylar Grey
Alice Cooper
Tori Kelly
Neyo
Keala Settle
Two Feet
CNCO
Bebe Rexha
Royce da 5'9"
Gnash
Olivia O'Brien
Evvie McKinney
IL VOLO
Celtic Thunder
Renaldo Domino
Idan Raichel
The Blue Man Group
Joe Hisaishi
Hans Zimmer
Philip Glass
Paul Cantelon
James Schamus
Danny Bensi
Saunders Jurriaans 
Pretty Woman on Broadway

Apple
Disney
IBM
Mercedes Benz
BuzzFeed
Samsung
Sonos
National Geographic

NBA
NFL

NBC
CBS
ABC
FOX
Univision













 

Venues

The Oscars
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
NBA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
NFL Super Bowl

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
BuzzFeed Headquarters, NYC
Univision Upfront, NYC
Carnegie Hall, NYC
Madison Square Garden, NYC
Radio City Music Hall, NYC
Javits Center, NYC
JFK Center for the Performing Arts, DC
The Kimmel Center, PA
Broadway Nederlander Theater, NYC
Foxwoods Resort Casino, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena, 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
Cipriani, NYC
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 
Boulogne-Sur-Mer, France
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 also attended the New England Prep School, Hopkins School, and 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 3 Grammy certificates for her recording on PJ Morton's Grammy nominated live album "Gumbo Unplugged." Their live cover of "How Deep is your Love" by The Bee Gees/PJ Morton ft. Yebba won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance at The 2019 Grammy Awards. In addition, their performance of "First Began" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance.  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). The live special earned Alex her 4th Grammy certificate. 

 

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 was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language film. It won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical. 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. She recorded lead solo violin for the feature film "Wander Darkly,"  starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna, which was selected as The Official Selection of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. In 2021, Alex was the lead violin soloist for two big winners at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival. "The Novice" written and directed by Lauren Hadaway, music composed by Alex Weston, won Best US Narrative Feature Film Prize including best cinematography for Todd Martin and best actress for Isabelle Fuhrman. "Chinese New Year - Nian" directed by Lulu Wang, music composed Alex Weston, won the Tribeca X Award for Best Short Film. The film was produced by Apple and was shot entirely on the iphone 12 Pro Max. 

 

     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, Olivia O'Brien 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 Kellindo's newest solo 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 virtual studio where she provides individual violin and piano online 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.

    Alex contracts 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.