Alexander Montgomery Smith is an performing artist, educator, and artistic director, based in Bern, Switzerland, who maintains an active career in musical performance and artistic collaboration. Alexander has performed in many ensemble and solo settings around the world, including The Netherlands, China, Mongolia, Germany, Spain, England, Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Canada, Austria, Slovenia, and across the United States. Alexander has been selected twice to perform in the the world largest international percussion competition,TROMP, in 2016 and 2018, as well as other prestigious competitions. His repertoire ranges from 20th century master works such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and John Cage, to the performance and advocacy of contemporary composers such as Cathy van Eck, Simon Løffler, and Per Bloland. Alexander holds a B.M. in Performance from the University of Kentucky, of which he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and an M.M. from the University of Tennessee. He is currently pursuing a M.A. in Contemporary Arts Practice at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, Switzerland, where he is actively collaborating and performing with numerous ensembles and performers as a freelancer both locally and internationally as well. Recently, he has appeared as the featured soloist for the “World Percussion Group,” performing numerous concerts over a 4-week long international tour. Alexander has also earned numerous honors and awards for artistic interpretation and performance, and has recently been supported by the “miniMAX” Foundational Support for Artistic Development and the Hirschmann Stipendium for Outstanding Artistic Achievement. Focusing on interdisciplinary and multimedia projects, Alexander continues to pursue the forefront of contemporary art through his experimental approach to musical interpretation and performance.