Alexandra Saraceno began her piano studies at a young age in Watertown, Connecticut with organist and pianist Denita Landquist. An active soloist and collaborator, she has performed at various venues and festivals throughout the country. A graduate of Western Connecticut State University, Alexandra studied with Russell Hirshfield and received her Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude with a philosophy minor. She continued her studies at New York University, studying with Marilyn Nonken, and received Master of Music in piano performance as well as an Advanced Certificate in piano performance and pedagogy.
Past engagements include Mark Mothersbaugh’s Music for Six-Sided Keyboard in conjunction with Motherbaugh’s Myopia exhibition organized by the Grey Art Gallery; George Antheil’s Ballet Mécanique for four pianos; History of American Music Community Arts Program at Symphony Space; and the Arts for Mexico and Puerto Rico Benefit Gala Concert at Hunter College.
Alexandra has performed in recitals and masterclasses at numerous music festivals including Piano Summer at SUNY New Paltz, Penn State Summer Music Institute, and Brevard Music Center Festival. Additional masterclasses include such artists as Sarah Rothenberg, Irina Kataeva-Aimard, Sara Davis Buechner, Eteri Andjaparidze, Eric Huebner, and Eduardus Halim.
Her affinity for contemporary music has led to collaborating with composers, performing with multiple new music ensembles, and premiering works for solo piano, chamber ensemble, and orchestra. A passion for pedagogy, Alexandra has cultivated a comprehensive approach to teaching through positions at institutions such as the Center for Creative Youth at Wesleyan University, the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State University, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University, and throughout the New York City public school system.