A native of Waukesha, Wisconsin, Alexander Ayers joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2013. He was previously a member of the Madison Symphony Orchestra. After studying nine years at the String Academy of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with Darcy Drexler, Alex studied at Indiana University under Mimi Zweig, Alex Kerr, and Jorja Fleezanis. He has performed collaboratively with Joshua Bell, Alex Kerr, Jaime Laredo, Gilles Apap, and Soovin Kim at Indiana University.
Alex was a member of the Indiana University String Academy’s Violin Virtuosi ensemble for two years, performing in the group’s concert tours to France and Argentina. He has attended several summer music festivals, including the IU Summer String Academy, Innsbrook Institute, Madeline Island Chamber Music Camp, and the Castleton festival. He enjoys playing string quartets, and has been influenced by ensembles including the Arianna, Jupiter, Enso, Shanghai, Fry Street, Orion, and Pacifica quartets.