Romanian-born pianist, Alexandra Vaduva started playing the piano at the age of 4 with the teacher Doina Olteteanu. Since then she has won numerous national and international piano competitions, such as the first prize at the Vienna International Piano Competition, second prize at Orpheus Young Musician of the Year contest, third prize at the Beethoven Piano Competition, and many more.
Her competition activity is harmoniously blended with a busy concert schedule. Alexandra has performed with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra the piano concerti by Stravinsky and Grieg while giving numerous solo and chamber music recitals organized by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust within the UK.
Alexandra’s performances have taken her to the wonderful venues such as the Ed Landreth Hall in Fort Worth, Texas), the Lobkowitz Palace in Vienna and the Minato-Mirai Hall in Yokohama. Major UK venues include the Wigmore Hall, Steinway Hall, Colston Hall, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, King’s Place, and St. John’s Smith Square,
Since 2009, Alexandra has successfully completed the Bachelor of Music, Master of Arts and Advanced Diploma courses at the Royal Academy of Music while studying with the pianist Diana Ketler. She is currently a PhD candidate at the same institution where she is researching the piano compositions of George Enescu.
This concert is supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Recital Scheme. The Trust was founded in 1958 with the principal purpose of assisting outstanding young classical musicians to achieve their full potential by helping with the cost of their studies. For over 60 years, the Trust has continued to provide support for a large number of students each year, now with a focus on postgraduate study. The Recital Scheme was launched in 1976 and helps to provide professional performance opportunities for the most outstanding of the Trust’s beneficiaries. All the artists selected to take part in the Recital Scheme have been deemed by the Trustees to be on the threshold of first-class careers on the concert platform. For further information, please visit the Trust’s website at munstertrust.org.uk