Alexa is a New Zealand flutist who has worked and performed internationally for a number of years, returning regularly for New Zealand audiences. She has an extensive performance and recording list including modern American, modern European, modern New Zealand and Asian, romantic impressionist, classical and baroque music. Numerous commissions and works written for her include Flute Concerto (1993) by New Zealand Composer Anthony Ritchie and she had the privilege of giving the Southern Hemisphere premiere of John Corigliano's Pied Piper Fantasy with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.
She was principal flautist with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (NZSO) for 11 years, a post she won at the age of 23, Associate Professor of Flute at University of Colorado at Boulder for 8 years, and took up the post of Senior Lecturer in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, University of Sydney, in 2006.
Alexa is recognised as a world leader in flute: she has been a featured soloist at the National Flute Association conventions in Chicago, Atlanta and Washington D.C. and was program chair for the 31st National Flute Association Convention in 2003 and at national conventions in China (2005) and the UK (2006). She is known internationally for her many recordings on the Koch International Classics label, including 13 solo CDs.
She plays a silver flute made for her by Brannen Brothers of Boston with head joints by Sanford Drelinger of White Plains, New York, and Taongo Puoro by Brian Flintoff of Nelson.
for flute solo/piccolo and taonga pūoro, 12m
duo for piccolo/flute/alto flute, and Maori flutes
for flute and piano, 15m
for flute and taonga puoro (one player)
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