Alexandra Silocea dazzles with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Jurowski *****
"acutely tasteful sense of tone and scale ... Alexandra Silocea again proved her Mozartian credentials with phrasing of supreme elegance"
- Evan Dickerson , Bachtrack.com
"complete technical security and deeply layered colouring"
- John Allison, the Sunday Telegraph
"Alexandra Silocea joined Leonskaja [...] offering warm and enriched textures and bags of rhythmic vitality.
- George Hall, The Guardian
Attracting considerable attention across Europe and the US with her illuminating interpretations of wide-ranging repertoire, the Romanian-born French pianist Alexandra Silocea possesses a highly refined musicianship.
Described as a 'special talent' (International Piano Magazine, with 'musical grace and fluency' (Gramophone), Alexandra has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra Bozen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Meininger Hofkapelle, etc and has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Pablo Gonzalez, Leo McFall, Philippe Bach, Gerard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, etc.
She has performed in venues such as the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus (both in recital and concerto appearences), Carnegie Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Romanian Atheneum or Wigmore Hall, where she has performed four hands with her mentor, Elisabeth Leonskaja, at the 70th birthday-concert of the accaimed pianist.
Alexandra has been invited to important festivals such as the Ravinia, Dvorak, Brighton or Ryedale festival, her concerts being live broadcast by the BBC Radio 3, Radio France, ORF or live online streamed.
Born in Romania, Alexandra Silocea started her musical education in Bucharest before being accepted at the Music Academy at the age of 16 under the guidance of internationally renowned teachers: Oleg Maisenberg and Johannes Marian. She then continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris with Theodor Paraschivesco and Laurent Cabasso.
She receives constant and significant artistic guidance from Elisabeth Leonskaja and Maria Jõao Pires.
Three recordings have been released so far on Avie Records: Prokofiev Piano Sonatas 1-5, “Sound Waves” and a chamber music album with Cello Sonatas by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Enescu. 2020/2021 will see a series of projects dedicated to Prokofiev, including a new recording.
Among the highlights of the upcoming season is her debut at the Mahler Festival with solo repertoire and with acclaimed singer Matthew Rose, as well as her debut at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest with the Academic State Symphony Orchestra of Russia "Evgeny Svetlanov" under Vladimir Jurowski and two concerts with the Bamberger Symphoniker and Jakub Hrusa in Schweinfurt.
Alexandra Silocea is a Bösendorfer Artist.