Alexandra Aria Scheer is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at NYU and studies with Gorodnitzki Chair in Piano Studies, Eduardus Halim. Alexandra is a prizewinner in several competitions, including the Westminster Conservatory Scholarship Competition (2006, 2009, 2011), Crescendo International Competition (2013), and Prima Artists International Competition (2013), and a recipient of the Honorable Mention Prize for the NYU Piano Concerto Competition (2016). As a Grand Prize Winner in the Music-Fest Rising Talents Festival, Alexandra performed at Carnegie Hall in 2009 and 2010 as both a soloist and chamber musician. In 2011, she was selected to play in a master class with Dorian Leljak and with the renowned Nash ensemble of London. A participant in the Young Artists Honors Program at Westminster Conservatory (2007- 2011), she has been recognized with a special certificate of honor for her outstanding contribution to the arts and to the community by the Paul W. Hofreiter foundation of Westminster Conservatory. Alexandra has also appeared in masterclasses with Deidre O’Donohue( 2012), Richard Cionco (2013), Eteri Andjaparidze (2013), Michael Thomopolous(2014), Seymour Bernstein (2014), Barry Snyder (2015), Ursula Oppens (2015), Robin McCabe (2016), Santiago Rodriguez (2016), and Craig Sheppard (2016).
Alexandra was also the co-founder and co-curator of a new performance series, Steinhardt at Tompkins Square, designed as an opportunity for NYU pianists to reach out to the public and give back, through the gift of music (Jan 2016). She has participated summer festivals such as the NYU Piano Intensive (2013,2014), and the Seattle Piano Institute of the University of Washington (2016). Along with being a solo pianist, Alexandra is an active accompanist and also maintains a private studio and is a teacher at Eskay’s Music Lessons. She is currently the work-study assistant under NYU chair in Piano Studies, Dr. Marilyn Nonken.