Described as a “rather special talent” (International Piano Magazine), pianist Alexandra Silocea has performed in venues such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein (Vienna), Carnegie Hall (New York), Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Royal Festival Hall and recently at the Wigmore Hall (London), where she had the honour to play four-hands piano with Elisabeth Leonskaja at the latter’s 70th birthday anniversary concert. December 2020, Alexandra was invited by Vladimir Jurowski and the London Philharmonic Orchestra to step in at a five days notice with the third Piano Concerto “Lebewohl” by Elena Kats-Cernin for its European Premiere. Alexandra has performed at festivals such as the Ravinia in Chicago, Brighton and Ryedale Festival in the UK and the Enescu Festival where she had her debut with the Academic State Symphony Orchestra of Russia “Evgeny Svetlanov” and Vladimir Jurowski in 2019. This season she is returning to the Enescu Festival again with Vladimir Jurowski and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB).
Her debut in December 2012 in the UK together with London Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Vladimir Jurowski, was praised by the critics and brought her to the attention of the music world of Europe and the USA. Since then, she performes with the London Philharmonic Bamberger Symphoniker, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Bolzano Haydn Orchestra, Meiningen Hofkapelle, Kymi and Oulu Sinfonietta, with conductors including Vladimir Jurowski, Jakub Hrusa, Leo McFall, Gérard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Philippe Bach, etc., Her concerts being live broadcast by the BBC Radio 3, Radio France, ORF, Mezzo or Marquee TV. 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, commitssioned 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 was admitted at the age of 16 at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, where she studied with 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 Theodor Paraschivesco and Laurent Cabasso. Her artistic path is guided and mentored by Elisabeth Leonskaja and Maria João Pires.
Alexandra Silocea is a Bösendorfer Artist. The four Bösendorfer pianos have carefully been chosen by Alexandra in Vienna and have kindly been provided by Bösendorfer specifically and exclusively for the concert of the 1st of September.