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Alexandra Simpson

Alexandra Simpson
Gigue from Bach Cello Suite III in C Major, transcribed for viola

Gigue from Bach Cello Suite III in C Major, transcribed for viola

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Stamitz Viola Concerto in D Major Performed by Alexandra Simpson

Stamitz Viola Concerto in D Major Performed by Alexandra Simpson

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Simpson Duo Groupmuse

Simpson Duo Groupmuse

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New and Old Music for Viola with Allie Simpson

New and Old Music for Viola with Allie Simpson

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Biography

Alexandra Simpson has traveled the world as a performer and educator: from Bucaramanga, Colombia to Cornwall, England. She is based in San Francisco Bay Area, freelancing as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player. In addition to teaching privately, she also teaches in the underserved city of Richmond at East Bay Center for Performing Arts.

Alexandra performs regularly in the Bay Area, playing at SFCM, Piedmont Center for the Arts, Strings in Emeryville, and with Benicia Chamber Players, In August of 2019, she accompanied Kygo at the closing act of Outside Lands, and in 2022 will appear on two tour dates with Kygo in Scottsdale and BottleRock in Napa. She has appeared in music videos for Chuck Prophet and Mercury Soul, and appeared in Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's keynote for the 2020 Build Conference, as well as advertisements for Microsoft Teams. Most recently, Alexandra played all the Northern California shows with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra for their 2021 Christmas and Other Stories Tour. 

In August 2021, Alexandra appeared as a soloist with Sacramento's Camellia Symphony Orchestra with SF Symphony member, Chen Zhao. She has also performed as a soloist with SFCM New Music Ensemble, Marin Symphony, and Classical Music Institute Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Alexandra travels frequently to festivals to perform and teach. Most recently, she participated in the Glenn Douglas Memorial Chamber Festival, Bard Music Colombia, Musikiwest Chamberfest in Pebble Beach, and Classical Music Institute in San Antonio, Texas. 

Alexandra has earned her Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory, with the Donald Green and Lotta Crabtree Scholarships,  and both a Master of Music and Master of Musical Arts from Yale School of Music. While at Yale, Alexandra taught New Haven schoolchildren through Yale Music in Schools initiative and developed a passion for teaching in underserved communities. Festivals such as Classical Music Institute and Bard Music Colombia have allowed her to develop this passion all over the world. 

As a student of music, Alexandra continues to hone her craft. At Prussia Cove International Musicians’ Seminar, she had the opportunity to perform in and view masterclasses led by the finest musicians in the world. At San Francisco Conservatory of Music, she receives coachings and lessons from world-class musicians, including Dimitri Murrath, Ian Swensen, Bonnie Hampton and the Telegraph Quartet. 

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