From the Royal Albert Hall in London to Carnegie Hall in New York, Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu, named as “one of 30 pianists under 30 destined for a spectacular career” in the International Piano Magazine, has dazzled audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. Alexandra has recently been awarded the Custodian of the Romanian Crown Medal, the youngest musician to receive a distinction from the Royal Family of Romania.
In 2013 she gave her debut at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and became the first ever Romanian female pianist to perform in this prestigious hall. Alexandra won UK’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category in 2013, Romania’s Woman of the Year in 2014 and she has released two CDs on Champs Hill Records to critical acclaim. Alexandra was named “Special Ambassador of Romania” and was granted a diplomatic passport in 2015.
This season, Alexandra releases her first concerto recording, Tchaikovsky 1 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Darrell Ang on Signum Records coupled with the Nutcracker Suite arranged by M. Pletnev. She also releases her second volume of complete preludes by Shostakovich and Szymanowski on Champs Hill Records and Mesmerism for piano and orchestra by Emily Howard with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Gourlay on NMC Records.