Awarded a special certificate in recognition for her outstanding contribution to the arts and the community from the Paul W. Hofreiter Foundation, Alexandra is a pianist based in New York City. She is a prizewinner in competitions, including the Westminster Conservatory Scholarship, Crescendo International, Prima Artists International Competition, Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival, New York University Piano Concerto (2019), and the Festival Internacional de Piano de Málaga (2019). Having performed at Carnegie Hall as both a soloist and chamber musician, Alexandra performed Beethoven’s Concerto No. 5 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (2019).
Alexandra embraces collaborating with artists from many different traditions and cultures. Alexandra is a member of the chamber collective, Femmelody, a Manhattan based collective of women performing music by women. She worked with Mark Mothersbaugh on his music for Six-Sided Keyboard Works . Alexandra has coached with renowned interpreters of classical music, including Antonio Pompa-Baldi, Pavel Nersessiaen, Juan Lago, Andre Laplante, and Santiago Rodriguez.
Alexandra has taught NYU Steinhardt Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development as a member of the piano studies faculty. She has completed her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Arts Administration at New York University, where she studied with Eduardus Halim and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance. Alexandra is affiliated with the Piano Teachers Congress of New York where she is the head their social media manager. She is also affiliated with the College Music Society.
What will make a student learn best?
Music is as much about the individual experience as it is about the craft of music-making. Each student has vastly different life-experiences, inspirations, and aspirations. It is my responsibility as a teacher to tap into those experiences while fostering a meaningful relationship with each student. In order to learn best, a student must feel like their voice is being heard. As teachers we guide our students toward their goals through careful listening, collaboration, and adaptation.
What do you enjoy most in teaching?
My favorite moments in teaching come when a student finds true joy or accomplishment in what they are doing. Teaching can have it’s slow moments, and sometimes it feels like progress comes to a halt, but the best moments are those in which the student breaks through it all. Any struggle is worth it when a student finally grasps a concept or technique that at one point held them back. These moments are wonderful experiences that the teacher and student get to share.