Alexandra Fletcher is an established british cellist, trained at the New England Conservatory of Music (under Laura Blustein and Colin Carr), at the Royal Academy of Music (under Robert Max, Philip Sheppard and Mats Lidström), and as a postgraduate at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (under Adrian Brendel and Tim Lowe), where she graduated with distinction.
Alexandra is a versatile musician. She particularly enjoys chamber music, and has performed with a variety of ensembles internationally and in the UK, including at the Wigmore Hall. She is an experienced performer of contemporary music, premiering several new works, including John McCabe’s Cello Sonata and pieces by Dani Howard and Amy Luyendijk. She performs often as a soloist, and regularly plays as a freelance cellist with a variety of ensembles, opera and theatre companies throughout the uk. She has a thriving private teaching studio, and is regularly invited to give masterclasses and coaching.
Alexandra has won a range of awards all over the UK, and has performed as a concerto soloist with a number of orchestras, recently collaborating with London City Philharmonic and the Canterbury Music Makers. She will be giving the first UK performance of Marie Jaëll’s Cello Concerto, written in 1882, later this year.
Kingston Young Musician of the Year
Marlowe Young Musician of the Year
Kent Music Festival Outstanding Achievement Award
Kingston Festival of the Performing Arts Violoncello Prize
Runner Up Ealing Young Musician of the Year
BBC Young Musician of the Year Instrumental Strings semi-Finals