Alexandra Standing

Pianist | Accompanist

Biography

Alexandra is a versatile pianist specialising in chamber music and accompaniment.

An enthusiastic and versatile musician originally from East Yorkshire, Alex is an active award-winning accompanist and chamber musician.  Currently Alex is based in London and studies piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, where she enjoys working with like-minded musicians. Prior to this, Alex spent four years studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and graduated in 2018 with a BMus degree in solo piano.

In Glasgow she freelanced with the RSNO Chorus, the RSNO Junior Chorus and for the RCS (Audition Accompanist, Junior Department, Conducting and Composition departments). Other organisations she has worked for include the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD), Glasgow Lieder and Art Club (GLAS) and Les Sirenes Female Chamber Choir.

Her past teachers have included Aaron Shorr, Ann Newbould and Victor Sangiorgio.  Alex has also participated in masterclasses with Susan Tomes and Mami Teraoka.

 

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Alexandra’s piano playing was sensitive when accompanying Helen, and she came to the fore when tackling Chopin’s Barcarolle. One could almost feel the sway of the Gondolier’s craft as she worked her way through this beautiful piece. Alex’s rendition of Erwin Schulhoff’s Chanson from 5 Etudes de Jazz showcased her versatility.

Marc Lodge, Lamberhurst Music Festival 2018

What Alex is currently up to…

Alex enjoys making music in a variety of settings, with particular focus on recital work with lots of vocal repertoire and chamber music. At the Royal Academy of Music she studies full-time with James Baillieu, and is fortunate to have received additional coachings from John Reid, Michael Dussek and Justus Zeyen. She has played for masterclasses and auditions at the Academy with musicians such as Trevor Pinnock, Brindley Sherratt and Gavin Carr, and for opera rehearsals with Royal Academy Opera and Gareth Hancock.

Alongside her studies at the Academy, Alex is working as assistant repetiteur for Hampstead Garden Opera’s production of Handel’s Partenope. She also is the official accompanist for Camden Youth Choirs. Alongside many public recitals and performing, Alex is passionate about teaching and works for Fireworks Music School.

TESTIMONIALS

“Thank you for playing at our wedding – the music played by you was EXACTLY how I hoped it would sound.  Many people said how wonderful it was to hear you play so beautifully.  Once again, thank you for helping Lydia and I have the most amazing day.”

Stephen Ball (2017)

‘Alex is thoughtful and detailed in all her playing, and her own personality consistently shines through; she is innately driven and a pleasure to work with.’

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Alex is a very gifted young woman with an intense musicality and a well-grounded technical control of the piano.

Victor Sangiorgio (pianist)

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Schedule

Thursday 2nd May

Early Evening Recital at the Royal Academy of Music

 

 

 

‘Tell me the truth about love’ – a programme of song and spoken word with Louisa Stirland (soprano).

Sunday 7th July

Waterdown House, Tunbridge Wells

A recital of songs and solo piano pieces with Helen Lacey (Soprano)

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Teaching

As well as performing, Alex is available to give private lessons and coachings, please get in touch to find out her rates.

If you are looking to improve your piano skills, Alex is happy to take on students either to sit exams or to just improve their skills! Alex is also experienced in working with singers and is happy to give hourly coaching sessions.

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