Acclaimed for her “grace and power” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) and as a “passionate and involved player...who is so adept at painting tonal pictures” (New York Concert Review), American pianist Alexandria Le enjoys a multi-faceted career as soloist, chamber musician and teaching artist. The broad scope of her work brings her regularly to traditional and non-traditional venues, from the stages of Carnegie Hall to the jails of Riker's Island.
After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she was presented with solo concerts in Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall in NYC and Pickman Hall in Cambridge, MA to glowing reviews, with The Boston Musical Intelligencer summarizing her as "a warm, animated, outgoing, confident, hypertalented young pianist whose greatest asset is her incomparable power to communicate." She enjoys an active concert schedule; her recent NYC highlights include performances in Carnegie Hall's Zankel and Weill Hall, Trinity Wall Street, (le) Poisson Rouge, Subculture, and Spectrum.
A much sought-after chamber musician, Ms. Le is a winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet's Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. From 2012-2014, she was a pianist with the highly-prolific Ensemble ACJW, the resident ensemble of Carnegie Hall (in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education). She is a founding member and pianist for the mixed-period ensemble, THE COLONIALS. She has enjoyed performing an extensive range of work with members of the world’s leading ensembles and acclaimed instrumental soloists such as Byron Janis, Alan Kay, Pedro Diaz, Øystein Baadsvik, Susan Narucki, Frank Morelli and principal chairs of the American Brass Quintet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra.
Valuing her role as a music educator, her teaching artist work has brought her to inner-city schools and special-needs programs. Major sponsorship for her outreach work went through with Pro Musicis and Ensemble ACJW, through which she co-taught piano lab classes to over one hundred fourth and fifth graders at Brooklyn's P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston. She has also served as chamber music faculty at the Longy School of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, and served as juror for international piano competitions.
A native of Las Vegas, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards before graduation of high school, with live concerts and interviews broadcasted over KNPR Las Vegas. She was a featured soloist with all of Southern Nevada's orchestras, including the Las Vegas Philharmonic, where she performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 "with grace and skill... presenting difficult passages with aplomb" (Las Vegas Review-Journal). With an interest in giving back to her hometown community and her alma mater, she is co-director of the Piano Institute at the Las Vegas Academy. In addition, she is the Artistic Director of the upcoming Las Vegas Wine & Music Festival.
Ms. Le is completing her Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where she received a Master of Music degree. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers and mentors have included Christina Dahl, Gilbert Kalish, Douglas Humpherys, Roger Bushell, and her mother, Michelle Le. Prior to college studies, she traveled to her piano lessons by plane from Las Vegas to the Bay Area of California to study with Ms. Erna Gulabyan. She currently lives with her husband, bassist Ross Macdonald, in scenic Victoria, BC, and enjoys frequent travels between both coasts of North America.