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Ms Ariane Alexander
Ms Ariane Alexander

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Qualifications:
Bachelor of Music (violin performance)
Bachelor of Music Education
Master of Music (viola performance)
Suzuki Unit 1 (Harrt Suzuki Institute, Connecticut)
Instruments: Violin
Viola
Genre/Style(s): fiddle, classical
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

“A high-caliber, passionate performance” is how L’Express Timmins described Ariane Alexander’s solo performance of Bruch’s Kol Nidrei with the Timmins Symphony Orchestra in 2011. The Timmins Daily Press described Ariane’s chamber performance with members of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra as “telepathic”.

Ariane began her studies at the age of 8 with Robert McCausland in the School District 8 String program in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. During these early years, she studied privately with Hok Kwan, and was a featured soloist in Symphony New Brunswick’s “Stars of the Future” concert in May 2002. Ariane also played in the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra for six years, under Dr James Mark, and was assistant concertmaster for her final appearance with them at Carnegie Hall in 2003.

As an undergraduate, Ariane studied with Dr. Nancy Dahn of Duo Concertante at Memorial University of Newfoundland, where she completed a degree in violin and a degree in music education. While on scholarship at Brooklyn College (part of the City University of New York, aka CUNY), Ariane completed a master’s degree in performance on scholarship, studying with Dr. Stephanie Griffin of the Momenta String Quartet.

Ariane has also attended numerous summer music institutes such as Domaine Forget, Orford, the Pierre Monteux School, the Karen Tuttle Coordination workshop at New York University, the Hartt Suzuki Institute and the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival, where she was coached by the Borromeo String Quartet, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.

Sometimes torn between her love of new music and her love of traditional ensemble playing, Ariane has premiered over a dozen new works, including “Salt, Honey, Grounds” (Schedel/O’Halloran), the world’s first concerto for viola and laptop orchestra, with the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) in the spring of 2013 at Princeton University. Ariane has also freelanced in over a dozen orchestras in both Canada and in New York City as both a violinist and a violist.

As a conductor, Ariane directed the Timmins Youth Orchestra, which was described by violinist and music festival adjudicator Terry Holowach (of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra) as being “as good as any youth orchestra you’d find in any arts school in Toronto”. Under Ariane’s direction, the youth orchestra’s performances included works such as Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Lehar’s Gold and Silver Waltz, and selections from Holst’s St Paul Suite and Vivaldi’s L’Estro Armonico.

When not making music, Ariane can sometimes be found saving the world on her Xbox.

Contact Ariane

Address: Peckham, London
Greater London
SE15 6JG
Phone: 07472997673
Mobile: 07472997673
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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