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Recorder Artist, Conductor & Music Educator
A L E X A N D R A
Alexandra is an Australian Recorder player, chamber musician, music educator, conductor and co-director of the Australasian Recorder Festival.
Alexandra teaches recorder to students of all ages and is currently teaching private lessons in Sydney. Alexandra has been a tutor, conductor and performer for the Sydney Recorder Society, Canberra Recorder & Early Music Society, Victorian Recorder Guild, Recorder and Early Music Society of Western Australia and the annual Orpheus Music Recorder Courses (Armidale, NSW). Alexandra is one of the four founding members and organisers of The Melbourne Recorder Academy, organising workshops for recorder students around Victoria. She currently tutors recorder ensembles at the Sydney Conservatorium High School.
As a performer, Alexandra is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. In the past she has performed with the Organs of Ballarat Goldfields festival (VIC), Bach Akademie Australia (SYD), Salut! Baroque (SYD), The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra (SA), Trillo (VIC) and the Bach Cantata program at St Johns Southgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio.
She writes articles on the recorder, interviews other recorder professionals and creates Gecko Newsletters on behalf of Orpheus Music. In the last few years she has been creating Composition Competitions through Orpheus Music and co-directing Orpheus Music courses and the Australasian Recorder Festival.
Alexandra first discovered the recorder with Zana Clarke (AUS). She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Music in recorder performance at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music at the University of Melbourne. During that time, Alexandra specialised in ensemble and soloist historical performance practice with Ruth Wilkinson (AUS). In 2016 she completed her Masters of Music Performance-Teaching (majoring in conducting, performance and teaching).
Alexandra has worked with and has had master-classes by some of Australia’s best recorder and international early musicians such as Genevieve Lacey (AUS), Kamala Bain (NZ), Walter van Hauwe (NL), Ann Morgan (AUS) Hannah Coleman (AUS), Ryan Williams (AUS), Rodney Waterman (AUS), Anna Stegmann (GER), Joris van Goethem (BEL), Anna Stegmann (GER) and María Martínez Ayerza (UK).
I acknowledge the traditional Aboriginal owners of country and pay my respect to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future.