Britt Orchestra Season
Britt Orchestra Principal Timpani/Percussion


Alex Wadner
Alex Wadner, Principal Timpani

HOMETOWN: St. Louis Park, MN
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Timpanist Alex Wadner was praised for his “accuracy and panache” (Miami Herald) and his “thunderous, ominous, and dramatic” performances (South Florida Classical Review) during his four year tenure as the Timpani Fellow at the New World Symphony from 2012 to 2016.  He is a frequent guest timpanist and percussionist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has appeared as a guest timpanist with the San Francisco Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra (UK), and the Malaysian Philharmonic. 
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: Bachelor’s of Music in Percussion Performance from Indiana University in 2010, where he studied with John Tafoya and Gerald Carlyss. He earned his Master’s Degree in Timpani Performance with Honors under the tutelage of David Herbert and Jack Van Geem at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2012.  
BRITT HISTORY: Started in 2017

Tony Edwards, Principal Percussion

HOME ORCHESTRA: Austin Symphony Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera and Texas Philharmonic
BACKGROUND/EDUCATION: B.M.E. from Henderson State University, M.M. from the University of Texas and a Professional Studies Certificate from Temple University.