Styrian master classes
July 23 to 28, 2024
Steirische Meisterklassen

Audition preparation

Accompanying the Styrian master classes – Audition preparation width Alexandra Preucil

Lessons in the many elements of pursuing a career in an orchestra. How to apply and make a preliminary recording along with studying excerpts exploring the physical and psychological preparation needed to perform your best in auditions.

Alexandra Preucil – photo credit: © Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Violinist Alexandra Preucil is recognized internationally for her communicative leadership and expressive musicianship. She is a member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and collaborates with the world’s major ensembles such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Utopia Orchestra, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, and has led the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, and Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra as concertmaster. Former Assistant Concertmaster of the acclaimed Cleveland Orchestra, Alexandra moved to Europe in 2017 and resides in Vienna, Austria.

Dedicated to music education and community engagement, Alexandra has always loved to create and perform programs for all ages. Early on, her passion for teaching led her to create her own violin class and collaborate extensively with the Cleveland Orchestra’s education department. As Director of the Britt Festival Fellowship Program, she developed a summer academy for string players to be mentored in a professional orchestra while guiding them to develop unique community and education programs. Recently, she has been teaching masterclasses around the world with a focus on chamber music and the orchestral repertoire. She also serves as Vice President of the Starker Foundation which carries on the mission of her grandfather to support aspiring professional cellists.

Born into a musical family, Alexandra began the violin at the age of three. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a bachelor’s degree in music performance and a minor in dance.

She plays on a violin by Sanctus Serafin from 1744.