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.
The highlights of this season include a jump-in with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski at the Royal Festival Hall performing the European premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin Piano Concerto No. 3 "Lebewohl" at a few days notice, debut with the Oulu Sinfonia and Leo McFall in Finland, debuts at the Enescu Festival with the Academic State Symphony Orchestra of Russia „Evgeny Sveltanov“ and conductor Vladimir Jurowski, two debut concerts with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jakub Hrusa in Schweinfurt/Germany, return invitations with Meininger Hofkapelle with conductor Philippe Bach and with Romanian orchestras, as well as solo recitals in Austria, Germany and Ireland or with singers Matthew Rose and Gabriela Istoc.
Described as a 'special talent' (International Piano Magazine, with 'musical grace and fluency' (Gramophone), Alexandra has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Academic State Symphony Orchestra of Russia „Evgeny Svetlanov“, the Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Haydn Orchestra Bozen, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Kymi Sinfonietta, Meininger Hofkapelle, etc and has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Leo McFall, Philippe Bach, Pablo Gonzalez, Gerard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, etc.
Alexandra has performed in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall 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 acclaimed pianist.
Alexandra has been invited to 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.
Alexandra Silocea is a Bösendorfer artist.