Alexandra has over 14 years of experience performing for weddings and events. She recently returned to the Twin Cities after more than 12 years spent studying and performing across North America and Europe. During that time, she performed in numerous orchestras including the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Alabama Symphony and Charleston Symphony. Alex has worked with many notable musicians including Michael Tilson Thomas, Osmo Vänskä, James Levine, Kurt Masur, Gil Shaham and Itzhak Perlman. She has also received fellowships from the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival and the New World Symphony. In addition to her experience as a performer, Alex has appeared in interviews and/or performances on the BBC, NPR, and PBS, among others.
Alex holds a masters degree and a professional studies certificate from the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her bachelor of music degree is from the Manhattan School of Music.
Alex is able to organize any type of ensemble ranging from solo violin to string quartet. She works with only the mostly highly trained and experienced musicians in the Twin Cities. When you leave your wedding music in Alex's hands, you can trust that everything will go beautifully.
Here is what clients are saying about Alexandra's performances:
Alexandra was part of a violin, soprano, piano trio that played at our daughter's wedding. Besides being a very talented violinist, Alex showed great leadership skills in making sure everything went well for the trio both at the rehearsal and the wedding. Many of the wedding attendees commented on Alex's musicianship and professional demeanor. In addition, she was punctual and well organized making the whole experience stress free. We would highly recommend Alex for any special occasion warranting exceptional music.
-Diane and Mark from St. Paul, MN (2011 wedding)
Alexandra Early is exactly the type of musician that makes a bride feel relaxed on her wedding day. She is punctual, responsible, and sounds fabulous! Before the wedding you can trust Alex to listen to what you want and help you plan the perfect music program for your special day. You can also trust her to follow through with poise and mastery when the big day finally arrives. I highly recommend this gifted violinist!
-Melinda from New York, NY (2009 wedding)
Alex's vibrant, passionate playing at our ceremony had immense richness that set the tone for our traditional wedding service with classic elegance. Many guests commented to us on how much they enjoyed her performance and musicality. Not only is Alex an exemplary violinist, but she is also a pleasure to work with because of her professional approach to crafting a perfect wedding performance. Having Alex play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.
-Erin from St. Paul, MN (2006 wedding)
Alexandra Early is a phenomenal violinist who helped make my wedding day complete. She was professional and courteous and went above and beyond what we expected of our musician. Fine music is never regretted; I will never regret having such beautiful sounds in my wedding. Thank you, Alexandra.
-Katie from Chicago, IL (2003 wedding)