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Dariescu, Alexandra (piano)
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Alexandra Dariescu (piano)

From the Royal Albert Hall in London to Carnegie Hall in New York, the young Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, named as ‘one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career’ (International Piano Magazine), has dazzled audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence.

Alexandra made important debuts at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Royal Albert Hall as well as Carnegie Hall in New York at a special invitation of Sir András Schiff. She is a regular guest at the Wigmore Hall in London and frequently appears at festivals such as the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest. Alexandra plays with orchestras such as BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Bournemouth Symphony, EU Chamber Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin, Philharmonisches Orchester Cottbus, KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic, Kymi Sinfonietta, Stavanger Symphony, Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia ViVA, Royal Northern Sinfonia as well as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé and Royal Scottish Orchestra. Artists Alexandra collaborates with include Darrell Ang, Jiří Bělohlávek, Alexandre Bloch, André de Ridder, Fabien Gabel, Ben Gernon, Andrew Gourlay, Ivo Hentschel, Antony Hermus, Daniel Huppert, Damian Iorio, Jakob Koranyi, Andrew Litton, Grant Llewelyn, Grzegorz Nowak, Vasily Petrenko, Jamie Phillips, Timothy Redmond, Uwe Sandner, Clemens Schuldt, Gavin Sutherland, Alexandra Soumm, Tiberiu Soare, John Storgårds, Maxime Tortelier and Ryan Wigglesworth.

Dedicated to discovering new works, Alexandra gave the world premiere performance of Iris ter Schiphorst’s piano concerto Sometimes and Danyal Dhondy’s In Touch for piano and orchestra. Other premieres include Alberto Ginastera’s Concierto Argentino, Dinu Lipatti’s Concertino in Classical Style as well as Mesmerism for piano and orchestra by British Composer-Award winner Emily Howard, recorded with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra for NMC Records. Alexandra released her second volume of complete preludes by Shostakovich and Szymanowski as part of her trilogy project for Champs Hill Records. The first volume of this project include the complete preludes of Chopin and Dutilleux.

Alexandra began her piano studies in her native Romania before moving to the UK at the age of 17 to study at Pocklington School and at the Royal Northern College of Music as well as the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2008 she was the first pianist mentored by Imogen Cooper through the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme. Alexandra was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland where she won the Verbier CUBS Prize. She received the UK’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category in 2013, as well as becoming the youngest musician to receive the Custodian of the Romanian Crown Medal.


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