Alex Wen is in his third season as principal conductor with the Golden Rose Opera Works, having led performances of La Bohème, Carmen, and Suor Angelica in past years. During his time in New York, Alex has worked with the contemporary chamber opera company, Rhymes With Opera, the Queens College Orchestra, Litha Symphony Orchestra, the St. Peter's Festival Orchestra, and collaborative projects with musicians from the Juilliard School, Cleveland Institute of Music, and the Aaron Copland School of Music. He often assists and cover conducts for groups such as the Yonkers Philharmonic, the Sound Symphony, Massapequa Philharmonic, and Park Avenue Chamber Symphony.
Under the tutelage of Maurice Peress at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Alex received his Masters degree in conducting while managing the Queens College Conductors Workshop over several years. In the role, he assisted Maestro Peress and composers such as David Amram, Bruce Saylor, and George Tsontakis. With a Bachelor of Music degree in viola performance from Azusa Pacific University (APU), he also gained choral experience as an assistant conductor to the APU Chamber Singers. In that role, he prepared the orchestra and covered major rehearsals for occasions such as the National Collegiate Choral Organization's renowned conference. Before relocating to New York City, he was assistant conductor for the Celestial Opera Company in Los Angeles, where he has also enjoyed performing on multiple film scores as a conductor and violist.