Alex Ayers


A native of Wisconsin, Alex Ayers has played violin with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 2013. Alex studied at Indiana University with Mimi Zweig and Alex Kerr. He has performed collaboratively with Joshua Bell, Alex Kerr, Jaime Laredo, Gilles Apap, and Soovin Kim at IU. 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 played in orchestras at the Castleton Festival under Lorin Maazel, the Oregon Bach Festival, and the Peninsula Music Festival. Alex received an honorable mention in the 2015 ASTA National Solo Competition and was a semifinalist in the 2010 WAMSO Young Artist Competition and the 2009 Lennox Young Artist Competition.

He was the grand prize winner of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Stars of Tomorrow Competition in 2006. When not playing the violin, Alex enjoys playing Scrabble, Bridge, and Hearts. He follows the tennis news closely and likes to watch the Bucks, Brewers, or Packers play.