Biography

Born in Satu Mare, Romania, Alexa Stier has been awarded the Silvestri Academic and Musical Scholarship for young musicians offered by The Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh (2013-2015). In 2019 she graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a First Class degree of Bachelor of Music, where she studied under the tuition of prof. Fali Pavri.

Alexa began playing the piano at the age of four. From the age of eleven she has been offered the opportunity to collaborate yearly with the ‘Dinu Lipatti’ Philharmonic Orchestra from Romania, in 2014-2015 with the Erskine Stewart’s Melville Community Orchestra (Edinburgh), in 2018 with the Kelvin Ensemble (Bute Hall, Glasgow), and in 2019 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall). Her concerto repertoire includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók and Prokofiev.

In 2016, Alexa was the winner of the ‘Bach Prize’ at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and was awarded 3rd prize at the ‘Merci, Maestro!’ International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Brussels.  The same year she was a finalist at the International Piano Competition in Enschede, Netherlands; she was awarded the Mozart prize at the ‘Young Pianist of the North’ piano competition, Newcastle. In 2017 Alexa was studying at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (Budapest, Hungary), through the Erasmus exchange scheme under the guidance of Prof. Jenő Jandó. Alexa is a young artist with an emerging performance career. Her most notable appearances include solo recitals two years running at the Brunton theatre as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, playing in Glasgow City Halls (2017), performing in Vaidilos Theater in Vilnius, Lithuania (2018), Teatro del Sale, Firenze (2019), and in the Karolyi Castle, Romania (2020). In May 2019, Alexa won the First Prize at the prestigious intercollegiate Sheepdrove Piano Competition, performing at the Corn Exchange in Newbury as part of the Newbury Spring Festival. In 2019, Alexa also won the Governer’s Prize for Keyboard awarded yearly for the best final exam recitals by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

Since 2017, she has been supported by the Johanna Stiftung Foundation (based in Switzerland) and the ‘For the Community’ Foundation (by MOL, Romania). Currently, Alexa is a Master’s student at the Yale School of Music studying with prof. Boris Berman. She received the ‘Elizabeth Parisot Prize’ awarded to ‘outstanding pianists in the Yale School of Music’.