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Introducing Alexandra

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"Alexandra captivates and interprets great passion and emotion depth into her music."

"Alexandra is now the director of The Violin Academy and trains up-and-coming violinists ."

"She is ever more sought after as the solo 'performer-with-personality."

"Alexandra has performed alongside many celebrity artists."

Alexandra is the whole package. She is an exceptional award-winning international electric violinist with a friendly, engaging, and vibrant personality that shines through her music. She is elegant, captivating, and a dazzling performer with stunning ‘petite model’ looks. Alexandra captivates and interprets great passion and emotional depth into her music, and feels every note she plays.

 

Brides can be assured that, in booking Alexandra, they are engaging an outstanding and professional musician of the highest quality.  Alexandra has been privately coached and trained from a young age, giving her great musicianship, skill, and technique.

 

Her first coach was Dr Steven Jonson, Principal Violinist of the London Symphony Orchestra, before being coached by internationally acclaimed William Dutton, a soloist with the BBC Proms Orchestra.  Her coaching continues to this day with Callum Smart, Professor of Violin at The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

 

From a young age, Alexandra won many awards and performed with the National Youth Chamber Orchestra.  Whilst loving orchestral work she now prefers to perform as a solo violinist on a much more versatile electric violin.  Alexandra is now Director of The Violin Academy herself and trains up-and-coming violinists.

 

Alexandra became a renowned high-impact solo electric violinist and international performer in her own right, offering scintillating performances at festivals such as the International Festival of Light, playing to an audience of more than 10,000, and to exclusive, corporate events that includes NSPCC, Audi, Jaguar, Rolex, Cointreau, Ferrari, and many others.

 

She is ever more sought after as the solo ‘performer-with-personality’ and has performed alongside many celebrated artists such as Katie Melua, Stavros Flatley, Tom Chaplin from Keane, Bernie Marsden from Whitesnake and, John Parr, to name just a few.

 

Alexandra is well-established as a wedding and events violinist, having performed for her first wedding from the age of 13, over fifteen years ago, and currently averaging about 90 weddings each year in both religious and civil settings. She has performed at many prestigious venues that include The Dorchester Hotel, Grantley Hall, Sheffield Cathedral, Hampton Manor and Chatsworth House, and is a preferred supplier for, among others, Pendrell Hall, Ringwood Hall Hotel, The Ashes Barn, Eden Barn, The Mill Barns, Hodsock Priory and, Rossington Hall

 

The electric violin is Alexandra’s preferred instrument for weddings and events. It has many advantages over either an acoustic violin or many other instruments. It enables the performer to play quietly in small or intimate venues, or at a louder volume for larger venues, audiences, or outside events.

 

Her custom-made signature white, ‘Bridge’ electric violin enables her to accommodate a range of musical styles and genres. It blends seamlessly with full orchestral backing when she performs an eclectic mix of contemporary, modern rock-classical, traditional classical and originally arranged pieces of music.

 

For weddings and events, Alexandra uses only the highest specification AER and Bose sound equipment. The two AER Compact 60 amplifiers are set up for the wedding ceremony and the Bose L2 Compact Pro system is set up beforehand in a different location for the optional drinks reception, enabling Alexandra to re-locate and entertain for the 90–120-minute drinks reception with a minimum delay following the ceremony. For larger outside events Alexandra sets up two Bose L2 systems that enable stunning stereo performances for audiences of up to 5,000 people.

For couples who want to offer something different for their guests Alexandra can perform either as a solo entertainer for a 30-minute evening Impact show spot and First Dance or as part of ‘Opulence’, a distinctive, unique and fabulous female/male violin and cello duo.

 

‘Opulence’ bring their own brand of memorable theatrical entertainment to their show as the crowned ‘King and Queen of String’.  Corporate and wedding audiences are wow-ed by their versatility, power and distinctive style.  It is a show that will be remembered and talked about for weeks after the wedding.