ARTIST BIOS

Saint-Saens:

Danse Macabre

Alexandrina B.

Violin, Viola

 

A native of Bulgaria, Alexandrina is third generation violinist and fourth generation pedagogue. She had her violin debut at the age of 10 at the Orfei Chamber Orchestra and went on to receive her Bachelor and Master's degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Doctorate at The Juilliard School as a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow.

 

Alexandrina has toured all over the world and has been a frequent soloist of several leading European orchestras including in Bulgaria, the St.Petersburg Russian State Symphony Orchestra “Klassika”, and on tour with Orchestra della Toscana in Italy and  the New York Symphonic Ensemble in Japan. As a chamber musician, Alexandrina has collaborated with the Alexander String Quartet, cellist Antonio Meneses (Beaux Arts Trio), Bruno Giuranna, and Salvatore Accardo, among others.

 

She made her US solo debut performing Prokofiev’s violin concerto No.1 with the Lima Symphony Orchestra. Other performance highlights include curating the music for the off-Broadway production of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” at Baruch Performing Arts Center, performing at MoMA’s Summergarden of 2015 and 2013, as part of the New Juilliard Ensemble, and being featured in Tan Dun’s Water Passion at the Temple of Dendur, the concert Arvo Pärt at Eighty, and TEDxMet with New York City Ballet dancer Amar Ramasar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

She has been awarded Honorary Diplomas of Recognition by the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, and the Ministry of Culture of Bulgaria. She has also made several recordings for the Bulgarian National Radio including Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII and Concierto D’Estio by Joaquin Rodrigo for the Bulgarian National Radio.

 

As a teacher, Alexandrina understands the great responsibility of nurturing the musical talents of her students. She cultivates an individual approach with each one of her students, addressing both the technical and musical aspects of violin playing while creating a playful atmosphere.