About the AuthorAlexander Murray
Alexander Murray, born 1929. Spent war years (1939-1946) South Africa, evacuated September 1940. Two years in the RAF, between studies, Royal College of Music, and Paris Conservatoire (French Government Scholar). Return to London, principal flute Royal Opera until 1955 then principal, London Symphony, becoming Professor of Flute,Michigan State University, 1967.
1954 married Joan Elvin, successful dancer London Theatre scene. Both became Alexander Technique students with Charles Neil, one of Alexander’s first trainees. He died 1958. Walter Carrington became their mentor, working with them until they left for the USA.
Alex’ reading and study of Alexander’s books began 1955 with all four. Subsequently read and re-read them in the training course for teachers Urbana Illinois, STAT 1977. A Prof. of Flute at the University of Illinois that year following three years, Royal Dutch Conservatoire, the Hague. Retired Illinois 2003. Now devotes time fully to Alexander Technique.
Publish Date July 14, 2012
Dimensions Trade 142 pgs Black and White printing (on cream uncoated paper)