Romanian-Hungarian pianist Alexa Stier is one of the most promising young talents of her generation. She 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 (2013-2015).
Alexa appeared as a soloist in front of orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (UK), Kelvin Ensemble (UK), ‘Dinu Lipatti’ Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), and Transylvania State Orchestra (Romania). She received prizes at many international competitions, such as First Place at the Sheepdrove Piano Competition (UK), or Third Prize at the ‘Merci, Maestro!’ International Piano Competition for Young Pianists (Brussels). Alexa was awarded the Mozart prize at the ‘Young Pianist of the North’ Piano Competition (UK), and the Governer’s Prize for Keyboard at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, granted for the best final exam recital. During her studies at Yale School of Music, she received the ‘Elizabeth Parisot Prize’ awarded to ‘outstanding pianists in the Yale School of Music’ (2020) and the ‘Alumni Prize’ (2021). In 2022 Alexa was awarded the ‘Maurice Ohana’ Special Prize at the Orléans International Piano Competition.
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. Currently, Alexa 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.