Alexandra Dariescu - Concert Pianist
Selected as one of Forbes Magazine’s ’30 under 30’, Alexandra Dariescu is an outstanding ambassador for classical music. In 2013 Alexandra gave her debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and became the first ever Romanian female pianist to perform in this prestigious hall. Alexandra won the Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category in 2013 and has released two CDs on Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim.
In the 2013/14 season Alexandra makes her debut with the Hallé Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Royal Northern Sinfonia and the KwaZulu Natal Philharmonic Orchestra in South Africa and returns to perform with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Meklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin in Germany. Last season, Alexandra performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, BBC Symphony Orchestra, made her debut at the Royal Festival Hall in London and at the George Enescu Festival in Bucharest.
Named BBC Music Magazine ‘Rising Star’, Alexandra Dariescu made her debut at the Carnegie Hall in New York, where she joined András Schiff during his “Perspectives” residency. Selected by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2008, Alexandra was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland where she won the Verbier CUBS Prize. She went on to win the Guildhall Wigmore Prize and the Romanian Ambassador‘s award for her outstanding contribution to promoting Romania’s image in the UK, as well as the Prix Maurice Ravel in France. Alexandra is the first pianist to be mentored by Imogen Cooper through the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme.