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 First Prize at the „Vienna International Piano Competition“ (2011), Third Prize at the „Beethoven Piano Competition“ (London, 2011), Second Prize at the „Sterndale Bennett Piano Competition“ (London, 2011), Fourth Prize at the „Else Cross Modern Piano Competition“ (London, 2010), First prizes at the „Pro Piano“ and „Carl Filtsch“ International Piano Competitions (Romania, 2008) and many others.
Her competitional activity is harmoniously blended with a busy concert schedule. Alexandra has recently performed Stravinsky’s Piano Concerto with the Royal Academy of Music Wind Orchestra conducted by Keith Bragg and the „Petrushka“ ballet suite conducted by Thierry Fischer.
Alexandra has performed in masterclasses given by famous pianists and teachers such as Imogen Cooper, Stephen Hough, Pascal Devoyon, John O’Conor, Evgheny Sudbin, Joanna MacGregor, Galina Eguiazarova, Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Claudio Martinez-Mehner, Petras Geniusas, Jerome Rose.
Alexandra’s performances have taken her to wonderful venues such as the Lobkowitz Palace (Vienna), Wigmore Hall, Duke’s Hall, Yamaha Centre (Bond Street), The Castle (Wellingborough), St. James‘ Church (Piccadilly), St. Pancras Church (Euston), Regent’s Hall, Charlton House, the Romanian Cultural Institute, Minato-Mirai Hall (Yokohama-Japan).
Alexandra is grateful to the SOLTI Foundation and the Royal Academy of Music for their continuous support. She is currently in her first Master’s Degree year, studying on a full scholarship with Diana Ketler.