Alex Daiker

Cincinnati, OH

New England Conservatory, Bachelors of Music Performance, 2022
Carnegie Mellon University, Masters of Music Performance, 2025

Alex Daiker hails from Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied with Mr. Jamie Sommerville at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts where he graduated with his Bachelor of Music in 2022. He currently studies with Mr. William Caballero at the Carnegie Mellon School of Music in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will graduate next spring with his Master of Music degree in horn performance.

What inspired you to become a musician?
The music of John Williams

Name three of your favorite composers:
My two favorite composers are Mahler and Bach. My two favorite pieces are Mahler 3 and Alpine Symphony. I love program music.

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
I am a big Cincinnati Reds fan.

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Play Dungeons & Dragons!

Why did you choose the NRO?
I’m excited to work in a professional environment where we go through rep at a fast pace. I’m also excited to have the opportunity to play in a horn section that will be together the whole summer, one where we can really get to know each other and to learn how to play well with one another. I enjoy being out in nature and there aren’t many places better to do that than in Breckenridge.