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 Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she was presented with solo debuts 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." Highlights in the 2012-13 season included performances at Trinity Wall Street, Carnegie Hall's Zankel and Weill Hall, (le) Poisson Rouge, Arthur Zankel Music Center, Galapagos Art Space, and The Banff Centre.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Le is a winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet's Ackerman Chamber Music Competition. She is a pianist with the highly-prolific Ensemble ACJW, the 20-member collective run by Carnegie Hall, the Juilliard School, and the Weill Institute, in partnership with the New York Department of Education. A sought-after collaborator, 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 members of the American Brass Quintet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.
With interest in a vast range of repertoire, she is a founding member of The Colonials, a mixed-period ensemble dedicated to showing dialogues between early and new music, and is pianist with the dynamic flute-cello-piano trio, Son à Trois. She was invited to participate in an exclusive Beethoven Piano Sonata seminar at The Banff Centre, led by the luminary Anton Kuerti. With her interpretation of Beethoven described as "most poetic" by Mr. Kuerti, she was chosen to perform for the series' closing concert. An advocate of contemporary music, she has premiered works as a soloist and with groups such as the notable Contemporary Chamber Players, working most recently with composers John Corigliano and Steve Reich.
Valuing her role as a music educator, her teaching artist work has brought her to inner-city schools and special-needs programs throughout New York, Nevada, and Massachusetts. Currently, her outreach work is in partnership with Pro Musicis, Art of Giving Back, and Ensemble ACJW, through which she co-teaches piano lab classes to over one hundred fourth and fifth graders at Brooklyn's P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston. She has served as chamber music faculty at the Longy School of Music, S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook, and the Silicon Valley Music Festival where in 2014, she will be the director of the Piano Institute.
A native of Las Vegas, she was a featured soloist with all of Southern Nevada's orchestras: Las Vegas Philharmonic, Henderson Civic Symphony, Green Valley Chamber Orchestra, CCSN Orchestra, and the Las Vegas Camerata Orchestra. She garnered sixteen first-prize awards before graduation of high school, and her live performances and interviews were broadcasted over KNPR Las Vegas. With an interest to contribute back to her hometown community, fall of 2014 will see her as artistic director of a newly-established music organization in Las Vegas.
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, preparatory piano professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
She currently resides in New York City. For more information, please visit her website at www.alexandriale.com.