Alex Olijnyk

Composer, cellist

Alex Olijnyk is a contemporary classical composer based in Melbourne, Australia. With a background in orchestral and chamber music, Alex is frequently commissioned by organisations such as Arts Centre Melbourne, New Stage, Leicester University and the University of Melbourne.

Alex specialises in multimedia/sensory works and has collaborated with extraordinary creators such as visual artist Roman Schöni and head chef of Matilda 159, Tim Young. Alex is also an experienced short film and documentary composer – films she has composed for have gone on to win prizes at festivals.

Outside of composition, Alex is a professional cellist, having played with multiple orchestras and ensembles around the world. As a cellist, she is an expert in writing for strings; however, her work is versatile, and includes everything from classical to pop, folk, and electronica.

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