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, pursuing an Artist Certificate in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music through the generosity of the Peter F. Ostwald Scholarship, and teaches in the underserved city of Richmond at East Bay Center for Performing Arts.
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.
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.
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.