Cellist, Alexandra Jones, is a chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator living in New York City. She is a member of ensemble mise-en, a contemporary chamber ensemble focused new aesthetics and exposing repertoire of challenging new sounds to diverse audiences. Alexandra’s duo with guitarist Nora Spielman specializes in reimagining baroque and South American duets in the context of these two instruments— a flexible and inventive combination.
Most recently, Alexandra performed in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s masterclass series and was awarded a fellowship position in the Atlantic Music Festival’s contemporary ensemble. In 2013 she performed Haydn Cello Concerto in C with the Chelsea Symhony. She has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, the Metro Chamber Orchestra, the Empire Chamber Orchestra, Manhattan Camerata, Tenth Intervention, and the World Peace Sinfonietta.
An avid supporter of music education, Alexandra began learning the cello through the community music program in her hometown of Brainerd, Minnesota. The grass-roots nature of the program showed her the importance of string education in smaller communities, and gave her the opportunity to begin teaching by at 14. She has completed four books of Suzuki Pedagogy, taught by Pamela Devenport at School for Strings in NYC and teaches at Rubato Music School and Clinton Hill Music School along with an active private studio in NYC.
Her most influential teachers and mentors include Joshua Koestenbaum, Marion Feldman, Eric Jacobsen, and Maxine Neuman. Alexandra graduated summa cum laude from NYU and in the spring of 2016 earned a Master’s of Music at SUNY Purchase studying with Julia Lichten.