— Boston Musical Intelligencer
Founder, Executive Artistic Director
Notes with a Purpose
Founder, Artistic Director
Las Vegas Music & Wine Festival
D.M.A. and M.M., Stony Brook University
B.M., Eastman School of Music
Ensemble Connect (of Carnegie Hall, Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute)
The Colonials (America's "Trout" Quintet)
Dr. Alexandria Le enjoys a multi-faceted and unique musical career: she has been touted as a community “musical leader” (Las Vegas Review-Journal) and as “a warm, animated, outgoing, confident, hypertalented pianist whose greatest asset is her ability to communicate” (Boston Musical Intelligencer). The broad scope of her concertizing work has brought her to perform in the world's most prestigious venues, like Carnegie Hall, to the farthest-reaching places where music is needed most, like the jails of Riker's Island.
Prior to her graduation of high school from the Las Vegas Academy, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards, performed live broadcast performances over KNPR-Las Vegas, and performed with three of Las Vegas' regional orchestras. Her pursuit of three degrees in piano performance took her to New York: a B.M. (Eastman School of Music), M.M. and Doctorate of Musical Arts (SUNY Stony Brook). Highly driven and passionate about cultivating the arts in unique and interesting ways, Dr. Le returned to her hometown of Las Vegas as Founding Executive and Artistic Director for Notes with a Purpose, an award-winning nonprofit which engages youth and their parents in creative music programming.
After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she debuted as soloist in Carnegie Hall to glowing reviews. Soon afterward, Dr. Le joined as a pianist in Carnegie Hall's resident ensemble, the highly-prolific Ensemble Connect (a 20-member ensemble in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education, formerly known as Ensemble ACJW).
A fluid and experienced collaborator, she has performed with members of the Canadian Brass, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York City Ballet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Martin in the Fields, London Symphonia, Vancouver Symphony, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Lyric Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, and faculty from the Juilliard, Yale, Manhattan, Mannes, Glenn Gould, New York University, University of British Columbia, University of Nevada Las Vegas schools/departments of music.
As a Teaching Artist, her music outreach was sponsored by established institutions such as Carnegie Hall, D.A.R.E., and the Pro Musicis Foundation. She has designed and executed programs, curriculum, and concerts for incarcerated populations, the mentally and physically disabled, healthcare patients, schoolchildren of all ages, and people across the socio-economic spectrum. In under a span of two years, she dedicated 200 hours of classroom music instruction at an inner-city elementary school in Brooklyn and presented over 60 outreach performances in community venues around New York City as part of Ensemble ACJW. Notes with a Purpose continuously garners recognition nationwide: They are the 2017 recipient of the Father Eugène Merlet Community Service Award.
Dr. Le became a Yamaha Artist on their classical piano roster of which there are fewer than 100 active internationally. She was recently included among the first seven inductees of Las Vegas Academy of the Arts' Hall of Fame.
— New York Classical Review
Wine never tasted (or sounded) so good until Alexandria Le, a Las Vegas native and classical concert pianist, was sipping a glass of chardonnay during a performance of Dvorák. This was her inspiration for creating the ultimate sensorial pairing between classical music and wine.
Eight years later, the Carnegie Hall performer has left her vibrant New York City career to return to Las Vegas...
— Vegas Seven Magazine
Dr. Le is the Founding Executive Artistic Director of Notes with a Purpose, whose mission is to produce engaging, high-quality musical experiences to cultivate life-long appreciation of the arts. Their outreach programs include The Music JuiceBox Series, Mission: Music Live, and the Lullaby Project.
She is also the Founding Artistic Director of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, a unique multi-sensory experience that brings high-quality classical music performances to audiences while they enjoy wine specifically paired to the music. Further, the Festival brings concerts outside traditional concert halls into unique, intimate spaces, allowing classical music to be approachable, accessible, and fun. The Festival raises awareness and profit for Notes with a Purpose.
The inaugural season was June of 2015 at the Nevada State Museum on the grounds of the Springs Preserve and involved 22 acclaimed artists, including Juilliard professors, principal orchestral players of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the New York City Ballet, a nine-time Grammy-award winner, Carnegie Hall musicians, and those who have won the most distinguished prizes in their field.
Top banner photo: Fran Fitzgerald
Remaining banner photos: Liliana Trejo Vanegas