Alexandra began violin lessons at the age of 5 in Christchurch, New Zealand. During the following years she received many awards and prizes around New Zealand including 2nd place at the Sentinel Performers Competition (2005) and 3rd place at the National Concerto Competition (2008). 2006 brought Alexandra to London where she was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Purcell School of Music in London. In 2010, she began her studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London) and after her graduation in 2014, she commenced her postgraduate studies at The Royal College of Music. During her time in London, she also performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many prestigious venues around London including, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Cadogan Hall as well as numerous other European venues. A laureate of numerous competitions, most recently Alex has won the Kenneth Loveland Gift Award, U.K (2016), Hattori Foundation Senior Award (2017) and the Development Prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (2017).
Alexandra performs on a violin made by Francesco Maurizi of Appignano, c.1850.
J.S. BACH: Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
N. PAGANINI: Caprice No. 10 and 21
F. KREISLER: La Gitana
L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 12/3
I. STRAVINSKY: Divertimento
E. YSAŸE: Sonata No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27
CHEN ZHANGYI: Clara-Luna
W.A. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35