COMPOSER, producer and pianist Alexis Ffrench is quickly growing into the biggest classical artist in the world.
Here is everything we know about him in the lead up to the BAFTAs 2021.
Alexis Ffrench was the UK’s biggest selling artist in 2020.Credit: GettyImages
Who is Alexis Ffrench?
Alexis Ffrench was the UK’s biggest selling pianist of 2020 whilst headlining London’s Royal Albert Hall.
Alexis was born in Surrey 1970 and played the piano since he was four.
Having a label record with Sony, he is known for combining classical music with R&B.
Is he married and does he have kids?
Alexis is married and has two daughters.
He keeps his life very private but here is what we know.
Alexis and wife, Lesley, have been together for years after meeting at his Freshers’ Ball.
Alexis’ eldest, Savannah, 19, is a classical and modern dancer who has performed in her dad’s music video for Dreamland.
Alexis is married and has two daughters.Credit: GettyImages
Who are his biggest musical influences?
At the age of seven, Alexis was appointed head organist at his local church, making him the UK’s youngest.
Some of his influences growing up were the likes of Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder and Ella Fitzgerald.
Alexis started writing music at the age of five when his parents bought him a second-hand piano.
His understanding of music then changed when a fellow musician committed suicide at 23.
His music writing was impacted and Alexis’ single Dreamland expresses mental health concerns.
In 2020 he released a single dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement called “Walk With Us”.