Director, Cressington Orchestras


Alex - Mphil (University of Liverpool), LRSM, Principal Flute with Liverpool Mozart Orchestra - is a musical all-rounder. His formative musical experiences range from Classical Orchestral through Jazz to Rock. His teaching experience ranges from Early Years through to University, but have been focused on Primary and Secondary school. He is regarded as a specialist in ensemble provision. Alex's diverse experience, eclectic tastes and understanding of ability-appropriate demands inform his selection of appropriate materials for our ensembles. This is especially important for our Training Orchestra, which has a repertoire of more than 20 pieces, all composed or arranged by Alex.

Violin, Viola

  Our Teachers    

Alexander Costello 
Donatella Paiano  

Director, Sound Beginnings


Donatella studied with Andries F. Hans Van Dijk and holds a Violin Diploma from the Conservatoire of L'Aquila (Italy) and a PhD in music from the University of Liverpool.

At CPC Donatella is responsible for the string orchestras, and is director of the Violin Department.

Donatella is an accredited Suzuki teacher and she plays the violin and the viola with the Liverpool Mozart Orchestra.

Double Base, Flute, Cello and many more