Alexandra Silocea dazzles with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski.
" Acutely tasteful sense of tone and scale, Alexandra Silocea again proved her mozartian credentials with phrasing of supreme elegance " Evan Dickerson - bachtrack.com
" Breathtaking playing...True greatness ” Pizzicato
“ Immaculate taste, keen sense of phrasing and an exquisitely beautiful sound ” Vladimir Jurowski
Described as a 'special talent' (International Piano Magazine, with 'musical grace and ﬂuency' (Gramophone), with an extraordinary clarity of playing' (Radio New Zealand, The Critic's Chair), Alexandra Silocea is a winner of numerous prizes in her native Romania, Greece, France, Germany, Italy and in the US. Alexandra gave her debut with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra at the Vienna Konzerthaus, followed by recitals at the Musikverein in Viena, Carnegie Hall in New York, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester or London's Wigmore Hall where she was invited to perform four hands with her mentor, Elisabeth Leonskaja, at the 70th birthday concert of the accaimed pianist.
Alexandra Silocea's debut in 2012 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski was a turning point in her career, the concert being highly acclaimed by the critics. Alexandra has performed in Romania, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Chech Republic, South America, in the US and Canada and has been invited to important festivals such as the Ravinia, Dvorak, Brighton or Ryedale festival, her concerts being live broadcast by the BBC Radio 3, Radio France, ORF or live online streamed.
Born in Romania with German-Russian roots, Alexandra Silocea started her musical education in Bucharest before being accepted at the Music Academy at the age of 16 under the guidance of internationally renowned teachers: Oleg Maisenberg and Johannes Marian. She then continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris with Theodor Paraschivesco and Laurent Cabasso. She receives constant and signiﬁcant artistic guidance from Elisabeth Leonskaja.
Alexandra Silocea was awarded the Herbert von Karajan Scholarship, the Theodor Rogler Foundation and the Meyer Foundation Scholarships, and has received constant support from the Wiener Neustädter Sparkasse. In 2011 Alexandra Silocea released her debut CD with Prokoﬁev Piano Sonatas 1 – 5 on Avie Records which was received with outstanding reviews and brought her widely acclaimed recognition as a major talent. Awarded Editor’s Choice of the International Piano Magazine and Supersonic Pizzicato Award, the release was hailed “to reveal an artist with compelling insights into Prokoﬁev's piano music”. (Radio New Zealand, the Critic's Chair, Robert Johnson).
Alexandra Silocea’s second recording, "Sound Waves" on Avie Records, featuring works by Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Schubert/Liszt and Romberg, was launched in 2013 and has received important reviews and recognition on Classic FM - Young Artist to Watch, in CD Review on BBC Radio 3, Gramophone Magazine, etc. Her third CD on AVIE Records with piano and cello works by Enescu, Prokoﬁev and Shostakovich has been released in 2015, the recording being nomminated for 'CD of the year 2015' on Radio Romania Muzical, the duo being described by the Gramophone Magazine as 'a formidable duo, playing with immense assurance, verve and ﬁnesse.'
More recent engagements have included solo recitals and concerto in Sweden with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra under Gérard Korsten, at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago, in Montreal with the Montreal Chamber Orchestra under Wanda Kaluzny, returns with the 'George Enescu' Philharmonic under Christian Badea, as well as concerts on tour in Italy with the Bolzano Haydn Orchestra under Hansjörg Schellenberger. Future highlights are Chopin Piano Concerto n°2 and Mendelssohn Double Concerto for violin, piano and string orchestra in Paris/France, Grieg Piano Concerto in Raiding/Austria, a reinvitation at the Schloss Elmau, debut with the Meiningen Staatskapelle under Philippe Bach with De Falla Nights in the Gardens of Spain.BIOGRAFIE ROMANA
Descrisa ca fiind un "talent deosebit" (International Piano Magazine), Alexandra Silocea a debutat pe marile scene cum ar fi la Konzerthaus si Musikverein din Viena, Carnegie Hall - New York, Bridgewater Hall din Manchester, si nu demult la Wigmore Hall din Londra unde a avut onoarea de a canta la patru maini alaturi de Elisabeth Leonskaja in cadrul concertului aniversar la implinirea a 70 de ani a acesteia.
Debutul din decembrie 2012 in Marea Britanie cu London Philharmonic Orchestra sub bagheta dirijorului Vladimir Jurowski a fost laudat de presa de specialitate si i-a atras o considerabila atentie a lumii muzicale din Europa si SUA. Alexandra a fost invitata la festivaluri precum Ravinia din Chicago, Brighton si Ryedale Festival din Marea Britanie, a concertat alaturi de London Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Montreal Chamber Orchestra, Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica “G. Enescu”, Bolzano Haydn Orchestra, Meiningen Staatsorchester alaturi de dirijori precum Vladimir Jurowski, Gérard Korsten, Christian Badea, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Philippe Bach ș.a., concertele sale fiind deseori inregistrate live de catre BBC Radio 3, Radio France, ORF sau transmise online prin live-stream.
Debutul discografic al Alexandrei Silocea, consemnat prin inregistrarea primelor cinci sonate de Prokofiev (AVIE Records, 2011) a adus recunoasterea ei internationala.
In 2013 a urmat lasarea celui de-al doilea disc intitulat “Sound Waves”, care include pe langa lucrari de Debussy, Ravel, Liszt, Schubert/Liszt si o piesa a compozitorului norvegian Martin Romberg, compusa special pentru Alexandra si lansata in premiera mondiala. Ultimul disc lansat la AVIE Records in 2015 cuprinde Sonatele pentru violoncel si pian de Prokofiev, Enescu si Shostakovich.
Nascuta in Romania, Alexandra Silocea a studiat la Constanta si apoi la Liceul „George Enescu” din Bucuresti – Prof. Gabriela Enasescu. La varsta de 16 ani a fost admisa la Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst din Viena, unde a lucrat cu profesori recunoscuti pe plan international ca Oleg Maisenberg si Johannes Marian si apoi la Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse din Paris in cadrul unui al doilea studiu de master, avandu-i ca profesori pe Theodor Paraschivesco si Laurent Cabasso.
Cariera artistica ii este calauzita de catre mari muzicieni precum Elisabeth Leonskaja si Maria João Pires.