Cellist Alexander Kramer was born in 1968 in Vienna, Austria and grew up in Hannover, Munich, Barcelona, Caracas, Salzburg, Linz and West Hartford. Surrounded by music and musicians from birth, Alex's ability showed itself early when before the age of three he could sing all the arias from Le Nozze di Figaro in his own Italian. Alex began cello lessons at the age of nine in Hartford and continued studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Musikschule in Linz. While in high school Alex took part in the Mozarteum Summer master classes of Maurice Gendron and Antonio Janigro. Alex began his collegiate studies with Gordon Epperson in Tucson and finished his degree at Rutgers with the eminent American cellist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio, Bernard Greenhouse. Alex has held positions as principal cellist of the Greenville (SC) Symphony and Chamber Orchestra and assistant principal cellist of the Charlotte Symphony as well as being a regular extra player with the Atlanta Symphony. As soloist Alex has performed concertos and other solo works with orchestra by C.P.E. Bach, Dvorák, Milhaud, Fauré, Tchaikovsky and the world premiere of "Voice of the Wood" by the late Russell Peck. Mr. Kramer's cello was made in ca. 1850 in Paris by J.B. Vuillaume.