Alasdair studied with James Hunter at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. Following his graduation in 1991 he went on to complete a Bachelor of Music degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he studied with Lawrence Lesser. Alasdair continued his studies in England with Raphael Wallfisch at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he received a post-graduate diploma in cello performance . Alasdair has attended such festivals as Banff and Orford in Canada and the Dartington, Evian and Verbier music festivals in England and in Europe. In Canada, Alasdair regularly performs with the Victoria and Vancouver Island symphonies and the Galiano and Aventa ensembles.