Described as a “rather special talent” (International Piano Magazine), Alexandra Silocea made her debut on great stages such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein (Vienna), Carnegie Hall (New York), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), and recently at Wigmore Hall (London), where she had the honour to play four-hands piano with Elisabeth Leonskaja at the latter’s 70th birthday anniversary concert.
Her debut in December 2012 in the UK together with London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Vladimir Jurowski, was praised by the specialised media and brought her to the attention of the music world of Europe and the USA. Alexandra was invited to festivals such as Ravinia in Chicago, Brighton and Ryedale Festival in the UK. Alexandra performs with London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolzano Haydn Orchestra, Meiningen Hofkapelle, Kymi Sinfonietta, and with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Gérard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Philippe Bach, Leo McFall, etc., and her concerts are often recorded live by BBC Radio 3, Radio France, ORF, or livestreamed online.
Alexandra Silocea’s discographic debut, i.e. the recording of Prokofiev’s first five sonatas (AVIE Records, 2011) brought her international recognition.
In 2013, she released her second record entitled “Sound Waves”, which includes works by Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Schubert/Liszt and a piece by Norwegian composer Martin Romberg, written specially for Alexandra and launched as world premiere. Her most recent record published at AVIE Records in 2015 includes Sonatas for cello and piano by Prokofiev, Enescu and Shostakovich.
A Romanian-born French pianist, Alexandra Silocea studied in Constanta and then at “George Enescu” High School in Bucharest, with teacher Gabriela Enasescu. At the age of 16 she was admitted at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where she worked with internationally renowned professors such as Oleg Maisenberg and Johannes Marian, and later at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse of Paris, where she was enrolled in a second Master’s programme, studying with professors Theodor Paraschivesco and Laurent Cabasso.
Her artistic career is guided by great musicians including Elisabeth Leonskaja and Maria João Pires.
Alexandra Silocea is a Bösendorfer artist.