Portrait of Aleck Belcher


Aleck Belcher

Associate Principal
Underwritten in part by a generous gift from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield

Aleck Belcher is from Carmel, Indiana. He began bass lessons at the age of 11 with Robert Goodlett. At the age of 16, he enrolled at Indiana University under full scholarship to study with Kurt Muroki. At the age of 19, he joined the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and in the fall of 2019 was appointed Associate Principal Bass by music director Stéphane Denève. 

Belcher has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. As a student, he attended the Music Academy of the West, Pacific Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, and Interlochen Summer Camp. His primary teachers also include Rachel Calin, Jeff Turner, and Larry Hurst. He plays an unlabeled mid-19th century Brescian double bass and a French bow attributed to the Fétique family. 

Belcher is interested in pedestrian, bike, and transit advocacy and is an active member of St. Louis Urbanists. He is an avid powerlifter and his best USAPL meet total is 605kg as an 80.3kg lifter (416 DOTS). He also maintains a sub-30 average on 3×3 as a speedcuber. His favorite place in St. Louis is Tower Grove Park. 

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