Romanian-born pianist, Alexandra Vaduva started playing the piano at the age of 4 with Doina Olteteanu. Since then she has won prizes at numerous national and international piano competitions, including the Vienna International Piano Competition (2011), Beethoven Piano Competition (London, 2011), Sterndale Bennett Piano Competition (London, 2011), Else Cross Modern Piano Competition (London, 2010), Pro Piano and Carl Filtsch International Piano Competitions (Romania, 2008) and many others.
Her competition activities have harmoniously blended with a busy concert schedule. Alexandra has recently performed Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto with the Royal Academy of Music Wind Orchestra conducted by Keith Bragg and the Petrushka Ballet Suite conducted by Thierry Fischer.
Alexandra has performed in masterclasses given by famous pianists and teachers such as Imogen Cooper, Maxim Vengerov, Stephen Kovacevich, Stephen Hough, Pascal Devoyon, John O’Conor, Evgheny Sudbin, Joanna MacGregor, Galina Eguiazarova, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Petras Geniusas, Jerome Rose.
Alexandra’s performances have taken her to wonderful venues such as the Lobkowitz Palace (Vienna), Minato-Mirai Hall (Yokohama-Japan), Wigmore Hall, Duke’s Hall, Yamaha Centre, The Castle, St. James’ Church, Steinway Hall, Colston Hall, Regent’s Hall, Charlton House, the Romanian Cultural Institute, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, King’s Place.
Alexandra is grateful to the Help Musicians UK Fund, David Bowerman and Barry Sterndale-Bennett for their support. She is currently holding a double Fellowship at the Academy: the Hodgson Fellowship for solo pianists and the Royal Academy of Music chamber music Fellowship with her group, Trio Mirage.