April 28, 2007
Surrey Mozart Players
Electric Theatre, Guildford
Beethoven- Leonore Overture no. 3
Prokofiev- Violin Concerto no. 2 in G minor
Alexandra Wood, violin
Schumann- Symphony no. 3 in E-flat, “Rhenish”
Alexandra Wood, “a talent to watch” (The Strad), has won major prizes at international violin competitions including Wieniawski, Tibor Varga and Yampolsky.
She has given recitals for numerous international festivals including Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Bath and Brighton, and also in London at the Purcell Room and Wigmore Hall.
She has performed concertos with orchestras such as the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia and the Orchestra of St Johns Smith Square, working with conductors including Richard Hickox and Roger Norrington. Alexandra has won many prestigious awards including the Worshipful Company of Musicians Medal, Maisie Lewis Award, Wingate Scholarship and Junior Fellowships at the Royal College of Music.
She was selected for the Tillett Trust Young Artists Platform and Countess of Munster Recital Scheme in 2000.
Highlights for 2005 are her debut CD with Usk Recordings Ltd, another appearance at Wigmore Hall and performances at the Cheltenham Festival as Player In Residence. She has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Polsat and Radio Suisse Romande.