A native of Northumberland, England, Sandy Wilson completed degrees from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow and from the Royal College of Music, London. As a recipient of two Danish Government Scholarships and the Sophus Berendsen Award, he completed his graduate studies at the Royal Danish Conservatory in Copenhagen where he performed frequently for the Royal Danish Ballet as a guest in the Royal Chapel Orchestra. There he studied composition with Niels Viggo Bentzon and cello with Erling Blöndal-Bengtsson. Mr. Wilson became principal cellist at the age of 21 of the Allgemeine Musikgesellschaft Orchestra in Luzern, Switzerland, during which time he performed extensively in duo recital with Swiss pianist, Hedy Salquin. Mr. Wilson moved to the United States in 1979, completing a degree at Yale University while studying with Aldo Parisot, Otto Werner Mueller and the Tokyo Quartet. He co-founded the Alexander String Quartet in 1981 and has since lived in the United States, devoting most of his energies to the development of the Quartet. He has written and participated frequently in debates on the subject of chamber music, residency development and presentation. He has served two terms as an elected board member of Chamber Music America and enjoys teaching a select group of collegiate and adult students.