Alexander Jeantou is the new Principal Tubist with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand. Alexander has been the acting principal tubist since 2021 and then won the international audition for the principal tuba position in February 2023. His responsibilities are to play tuba and cimbasso in the orchestra during its multiple symphonic concert series, community concerts around Auckland, and performances with the New Zealand Opera and Royal New Zealand Ballet. He will also play in chamber music ensembles at many schools around Auckland. From Geelong, Victoria, Alexander’s love for the tuba grew quickly through teachers Andrew Dunlop, Stewart Armitage, and Paul Gunning. In 2020, Alexander received his Bachelor of Music with Honours from the University of Melbourne, under the tutelage of Timothy Buzbee. During his undergraduate, Alexander was fortunate to play in the Maverick Brass Quintet, who were finalists of the brass quintet competition in Jeju, Korea, and were also fellows at the 2017 and 2018 Norfolk Chamber Music festivals. He also played in the Australian Tuba Quartet, which performed at the 2016 ITEC in Knoxville, TN. As an orchestral musician, Alexander has played regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Victoria. Alexander has been the acting principal of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra since June 2021.