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Modern Piano, Pianoforte

 

Acclaimed for her “grace and power” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and as a “passionate and involved player...who is so adept at painting tonal pictures” (New York Concert Review), American pianist Alexandria Le enjoys a multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician and teaching artist. She is also Artistic Director and Founder of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival.

After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she was presented with solo concerts in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in NYC and Pickman Hall in Cambridge, MA to glowing reviews, with The Boston Musical Intelligencer summarizing her as "a warm, animated, outgoing, confident, hypertalented young pianist whose greatest asset is her incomparable power to communicate." 

A much sought-after chamber musician, she was in the highly-prolific Ensemble ACJW, the resident ensemble of Carnegie Hall (in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education). She has enjoyed performing an extensive range of work with members of the world’s leading ensembles and acclaimed instrumental soloists and members of leading orchestras. Ms. Le is also winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet's Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. 

Valuing her role as a music advocate, her teaching artist work is in partnership with Pro Musicis and Ensemble ACJW. She has enjoyed connecting with audiences at Riker’s Island, Jewish Guild for the Blind, Phoenix House, just to name a few community venues.

A native of Las Vegas, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards before graduation of high school, and her live performances and interviews were frequently broadcasted over KNPR Las Vegas. She was a featured soloist with all of Southern Nevada's orchestras including the Las Vegas Philharmonic. An alumnus of the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts, she is now co-director of its Piano Institute.

Ms. Le is completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where she received a Master of Music degree. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers and mentors have included Christina Dahl, Gilbert Kalish, Douglas Humpherys, Roger Bushell, and her mother Michelle Le. Prior to college studies, she traveled to her piano lessons by plane from Las Vegas to the Bay Area of California to study with Ms. Erna Gulabyan.

For more information, please visit her website at www.alexandriale.com.

 

Hometown and places lived:

"Las Vegas to Rochester, NY to Long Island, NY, to NYC, to Victoria, BC, where it's the most beautiful place on earth."

 

Instruments played:

"Piano and air cello."

 

What music turns you on?

"Brahms, first and foremost. Then Journey, Prince, Michael Jackson, Oscar Peterson, and my husband's getting me into Snarky Puppy."

 

Pre-concert ritual:

"I could always use a nap. Then a Starbucks iced coffee."

 

Favorite post-concert drink:

"Scotch. The smokier, the better."