Alexandra was born in 1991 and 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 to study at the Purcell School of Music in London. Through her studies there, she had her solo recital debut at Wigmore Hall in October 2009 and, in November of the same year, at the Watford Colosseum performing Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the Purcell School Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in many prestigious venues around London and the U.K, most regularly with her duo partners, pianists Gamal Khamis and Antonina Suhanova. A laureate of numerous competitions, Alex has won the Province of Terni Soloist Award from Associazione Mozart Italia (2014), Kenneth Loveland Gift Award, U.K (2016), Hattori Foundation Senior Award, U.K (2017) and the Development Prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (2017).
In 2010, she was awarded “The Henry Weinrebe Award” scholarship by the Guildhall School of
Music and Drama (London) studying there with Professor David Takeno. Following her graduation in 2014, she commenced her postgraduate studies at The Royal College of Music with Radu Blidar and Yuri Zhislin graduating in July 2017 with a Masters in Music Performance and the Artist Diploma Qualification. She was an RCM Lark Scholar supported by a Leverhulme Postgraduate Studentship and by awards from the Countess of Munster Trust, the Martin Music Scholarship Fund, the Drake Calleja Foundation and the Help Musicians UK Foundation.
Alex performs on a violin made by Francesco Maurizi of Appignano, c.1850.
Selected for the 2016/17 St John’s Smith Square Young Artists’ Scheme