Pianist Alexandra Dariescu dazzles audiences worldwide with her effortless musicality and captivating stage presence. She has forged relationships with key orchestras including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, performing in venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. She released two contrasting recordings in autumn 2016: her first concerto recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra features Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Mikhail Pletnev’s concert suite of arrangements from The Nutcracker (Signum Records). The second recording of Mesmerism for piano and orchestra by British Composer Award winner Emily Howard, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is on the NMC Records label. In 2015, Alexandra released her second volume of complete preludes by Shostakovich and Szymanowski as part of her trilogy of preludes project for Champs Hill Records. Alexandra receives advice from Sir András Schiff and she was mentored by Imogen Cooper through the Royal Philharmonic Society/YCAT Philip Langridge Mentoring Scheme, whilst a former artist of the Young Classical Artists Trust. She was a Laureate at the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland where she won the Verbier CUBS Prize. In 2013, Alexandra received the UK’s Women of the Future Award in the Arts and Culture category and, in 2015, became the youngest musician to receive the Custodian of the Romanian Crown Medal. She has also been appointed patron of Music in Lyddington and Honorary Associate Artist of the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016. Alexandra Dariescu is currently on the Guildhall School’s Creative Entrepreneurs programme, run in partnership with social enterprise Cause4.