Violinist Alexandra Early is a native of St Paul, Minnesota. She has performed in orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, New World Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, and Charleston Symphony. She was also a member of the inaugural YouTube Symphony in 2009. Alex has received fellowships from the New World Symphony, the Tanglewood Music Center and the Aspen Music Festival. She has performed and/or recorded for pop musicians including Prince, Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Michael Buble, and Idina Menzel.
In addition to her experience onstage, Alex has appeared in interviews and performances on the BBC, NPR, and PBS.
Alex holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music. Her primary teachers include Charles Gray, Burton Kaplan and Paul Kantor. She is currently a one-year member of the Minnesota Orchestra.
In addition to her life as a violinist, Alex is a registered yoga teacher. She enjoys being a health nut and taking long walks with her wonderful husband, Karl.