Alexandra Fletcher began playing the cello at the age of eight, studying at the New England Conservatory of Music with Laura Blustein and Colin Carr, and at the Royal Academy of Music with Robert Max, Philip Sheppard, and later Mats Lidstrom, She completed postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Adrian Brendel and Tim Lowe.
Alexandra is a versatile cellist. She particularly enjoys chamber music, and has performed at a variety of venues including the Wigmore Hall. She is an experienced performer of contemporary music, premiering several new works as a soloist and ensemble player, including John McCabe’s Cello Sonata and pieces by Dani Howard and Amy Luyendijk as soloist with the London City Orchestra. She also plays as a freelance orchestral cellist with many of London's ensembles. She has a thriving private teaching studio, and coaches privately and on residential courses. She will launch the de beauvoir summer academy this year.
Alexandra has won a range of awards all over the UK, and has performed as a 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, with Angel Symphony Orchestra 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 Category semi-Finals
Berlin Philharmonic Education Project - Principal Cello
London Symphony Orchestra side by side
UBU Ensemble - Principal/Solo Cello
London City Philharmonic - principal Cello
London City Orchestra - Principal Cello