Alex Sopp is a musician and artist living in Brooklyn. As the flutist of yMusic, The Knights, and NOW Ensemble, the New York Times has praised her playing as “exquisite” and “beautifully nuanced." Comfortable in many genres, Alex has commissioned, premiered, and recorded with some of the most exciting composers and songwriters of our time, including Nico Muhly, Sufjan Stevens, Ben Folds, Jonsí of Sigur Ros, Paul Simon, Gabriel Kahane, St. Vincent, Judd Greenstein, My Brightest Diamond, The Dirty Projectors, and The National. A sought-after soloist, Alex made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Youth Symphony, and has appeared with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of David Robertson. In addition to her three main musical families, she plays as a guest with the International Comtemporary Ensemble (ICE), and has made appearances with the New York Philharmonic, Duetsche Kammerphilarmonie Bremen, the Mariinsky Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to playing the flute, Alex is a singer and a painter. Most recently, she has appeared as a multi-disciplinary performer and singer in theater director John Tiffany’s production of “The Ambassador,” a staged music theater piece with original songs by Gabriel Kahane. Her voice can also be heard on several albums, including the forthcoming yMusic + Ben Folds collaboration, “So There”. Alex’s paintings grace the covers of records by such artists as Ben Folds and The Knights, and can be seen in private collections.
Alex grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She completed both her Bachelors and Masters degrees at The Juilliard School.