Alex Timcke, timpani and percussion tutor
Alex Timcke studied timpani and percussion with Richard Smith at the Elder Conservatorium in Adelaide, and then with Alan Cumberland in Brisbane. During this time Alex was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra, and played as Principal Timpanist on the 1988 European tour. After working in the Adelaide, Queensland and Western Australian Symphony Orchestras, Alex won the position of Principal Timpani with WASO. Since then he has also worked with a variety of smaller ensembles, including national tours with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and has taught at the University of WA and the WA Academy of Performing Arts. Alex has maintained a connection with youth music through both AYO and WAYO, and National Music Camp forms a very special part of that connection.