In 2011, Xander received a Music and Dance scheme Scholarship to study violin and piano at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. Initially under the tutelage of Ulla Benz, he began learning with Steven Wilkie in 2013.
He found early success winning the Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland Young Musician of the year, while also becoming a two-time winner of Caerwys Young Musician of the year. He was awarded the Ian McPherson, Rohi Gazder, and Rotary prizes by the JRNCM, while also receiving a Robinson Bursary by the Future Talent Organisation.
In 2017, Xander was awarded the Albert and Eugene Trust Scholarship to attend the RNCM. He has gone on to perform as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK, with highlights including a tour of Scotland and performance at Wigmore Hall with the Elmore String Quartet, and performances of Bruch and Mendelssohn violin concertos.
He currently holds the position of Junior Fellow in Chamber Music at the RNCM with the Elmore String Quartet, and has recently enjoyed recording for the BBC Philharmonic, and appearing with the Manchester Camerata.