Described as “simply phenomenal” (New Britain Herald),Romanian-Hungarian pianist Alexa Stier has performed extensively in the United States and across Europe. She appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (UK), The New Britain Symphony Orchestra, Kelvin Ensemble (UK), “Dinu Lipatti” Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), and Transylvania State Orchestra (Romania). Alexa has received first prizes in many international competitions, such as the Sheepdrove Piano Competition (UK) and the Virtuoso & Belcanto Concerto Competition (Italy). Alexa was awarded the Mozart prize at the “Young Pianist of the North” Piano Competition (UK), Third Prize at the “Merci, Maestro!” International Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Brussels), and the Governer’s Prize for Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (2020). Alexa was the recipient of the “Maurice Ohana” Special Prize at the Orléans International Piano Competition (France). During her studies at Yale School of Music, she received the “Elizabeth Parisot Prize” awarded to ‘outstanding pianists in the Yale School of Music’ and the “Alumni Prize”.
Alexa’s most notable appearances include recitals during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Newbury Spring Festival (UK), Extensity Concert Series (NYC), Morse Recital Hall (New Haven, CT), Glasgow City Halls, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (UK), Vaidilos Theater (Lithuania), Teatro del Sale (Firenze, Italy). In 2021, she was a fellow at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Alexa completed her Master of Music degree in 2021 at the Yale School of Music under the tuition of Prof. Boris Berman. In 2019 she earned her Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honors at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she studied with Prof. Fali Pavri. In 2017 Alexa was a student at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, (Budapest, Hungary), through the Erasmus exchange scheme under the guidance of Prof. Jenő Jandó. As a recipient of the “Silvestri” Academic and Musical Scholarship for young musicians offered by The Mary Erskine School, Alexa completed her high school studies in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Currently, she is a candidate of the Doctorate of Musical Arts Program at the Yale School of Music, studying with Prof. Boris Berman and Prof. Wei-Yi Yang.