Recorder Artist, Conductor & Music Educator
A L E X A N D R A
Alexandra is a Sydney and Melbourne based recorder player, music educator and conductor.
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 is part of The Recorder Co-op a recorder quartet specializing in recorder music both contemporary and early. She is also a member of Trillo, an early music ensemble made up of multi-instrumentalist musicians who play repertoire from the medieval to the classical period. 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), and the Bach Cantata program at St Johns Southgate (VIC). Alexandra has been broadcast on ABC Classic FM and ABC Regional Radio.
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.
When Alexandra isn't busy teaching or performing, 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-organizing Orpheus Music courses and the Australasian Recorder Festival.
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) 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.