American pianist Alexandria Le has been acclaimed as a "passionate and involved player…who is so adept at painting tonal pictures" (New York Concert Review) and as "a warm, animated, hyper-talented young pianist whose greatest asset is her ability to communicate" (Boston Musical Intelligencer). The broad scope of her work has brought her to perform in the world's most prestigious venues, like Carnegie Hall, to the farthest-reaching places where music is needed most, like the jails of Riker's Island.
In her multi-faceted career, she is driven to cultivate the arts in unique and interesting ways by engaging all audiences: She is Artistic Director and Founder of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival
(which pairs wine to classical music in untraditional spaces) and co-directs the Las Vegas Academy Piano Institute (an annual three-day institute providing engaging workshops, clinics, master classes, and performances for their 80 piano majors). A native of Las Vegas, she garnered sixteen first-prize awards, performed live broadcast performances over KNPR-Las Vegas, and performed with all of Las Vegas' regional orchestras — all before graduating high school.
After winning the prestigious Pro Musicis International Award in 2011 and joining a distinguished roster of artists, she debuted as soloist in Carnegie Hall to glowing reviews. Soon afterward, Ms. Le joined as a pianist in Carnegie Hall's resident ensemble, the highly prolific Ensemble ACJW (a 20-member ensemble in partnership with the Juilliard School, the Weill Institute, and the New York Department of Education). She has been seen performing regularly in New York City venues like Carnegie Hall, Trinity Wall Street, (le) Poisson Rouge, Subculture NYC, and Spectrum.
A winner of the 2012 Emerson String Quartet's Ackerman Chamber Music Competition, she is a sought-after collaborator and has enjoyed performing an extensive range of work with members of the world's leading ensembles and acclaimed instrumental soloists. Additionally, she has held exclusive collaborative piano positions at the Banff Centre of the Arts in Canada.
Ms. Le is equally engaged as an educator and advocate of arts in our society through community outreach. Over a span of two years, she dedicated 200 hours of classroom music instruction at an inner-city elementary school in Brooklyn and presented over 60 outreach performances in community venues around New York City as part of Ensemble ACJW. She has also had further outreach sponsorship through Pro Musicis and D.A.R.E. As part of the Las Vegas Wine and Music Festival, she has established the Music JuiceBox Series for educational outreach.
After receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, Ms. Le went on to pursue a Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University. She credits her mentors and teachers Gilbert Kalish, Christina Dahl, Douglas Humpherys, Roger Bushell, her mother Michelle Le, and Erna Gulabyan. Currently, she decompresses from the urban landscape of Las Vegas and New York in Victoria with her husband, jazz bassist Ross Macdonald.
In March 2015, Ms. Le became a Yamaha Artist.