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Alexandra Papastefanou

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Born into a musical family, Alexandra Papastefanou graduated from the Athens Conservatoire.She followed her studies with Olga Zhukova at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, with Peter Solymos, at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and, on a scholarship from the Onassis Foundation, at the University of Indiana in Bloomington, with György Sebők.
She has also taken lessons from Alfred Brendel.
Alexandra Papastefanou was a finalist at the Clara Haskil Competition in Switzerland and has received the Liebstoeckl and Fazioli Prizes at the International Geneva Competition, as well as the Spyros Motsenigos Prize from the Academy of Athens.
Whilst pursuing her piano studies, Alexandra took up music theory and composition.
She has performed all of Bach’s keyboard works and, in recital cycles, has presented his complete Well-Tempered Clavier (which she also edited for Nakas Music Publications), the Goldberg Variations, the Art of Fugue, The Musical Offering as well as his keyboard concertos. She has also performed and recorded the works of Robert Schumann.
Her diverse repertoire extends from composers of the baroque era to more recent composers.
Recently, her composition cycle 12 Minerals, for solo piano, and 12+1 Shells and Shadows, for voice and piano, were published by Ph. Nakas Music Publications.
Her recording recently released by 'First Hand Records' of a 4CD set of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier has met with wide critical acclaim.

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