Alexandra Raikhlina was born in Moscow in 1983 and moved to Belgium in 1990 to study with Alissa Vaitsner and later Michael Kugel.
At the age of 13 she was Laureate of the “Charles de Beriot” competition in Belgium before being awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Natalia Boyarsky.
Alexandra has performed extensively as a soloist and a chamber musician in Belgium, England, Switzerland, Russia, Greece and Hong-Kong.
In 2000 she led a quartet whose performance was recorded by Classic FM; the same quartet played at Ferfield Halls to great acclaim, and at a concert for the Worshipfull Company of Musicians.
She led the solo Quartet in Bloch’s Concerto Grosso No.2 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of a Day of Tribute to Yehudi Menuhin.
In April 2001 she played in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Octet led by Zahar Bron. In May of that same year she won an award from the Craxton Foundation.
In July 2002 Alexandra played as a soloist with the Epsom Symphony Orchestra and led the performance of Bartok’s Quartet No.4 in Wigmore Hall.
In November 2004 she won the gold medal in the Marlow Open Recital Platform.
In March 2006 she was a prize winner at the Richmond upon Thames Performing Arts Festival.
A month later she won an award from the Martin Scholarship Foundation.
In 2007 Alexandra was awarded the LSO string scheme experience.
She performed the Sibelius violin concerto with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra and the Telemann concerto for four violins with the string section of the LSO at the Barbican.
Alexandra has participated in prestigious festivals including the Gsraad and Paxos chamber music festivals.
Alexandra has attended masterclasses with Mstislav Rostropovich, Dora Swarzberg, Boris Garlitsky, Matis Vaitsner, Lewis Caplan, Charles Castelman and Jaquelin Ross.
She has received full scholarships to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (in London) where she deed her BMus and Masters Degree with Professor Takeno and Professor Smietana.
Alexandra Is now a member of the Northern Sinfonia Orchestra.
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