Alexandra Wood is fast establishing herself as one of the most dynamic, versatile violinists of her generation. She has given recitals for various international festivals including Brighton, Bath, Cheltenham, Huddersfield and Edinburgh, as well as appearing in prestigious venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall, the Purcell Room, Kings Place and in the BBC Proms. She graduated with a starred double first from Selwyn College, Cambridge before going on to the Royal College of Music in London, where she was President Emerita Scholar and studied with Itzhak Rashkovsky.
Alexandra has led orchestras and ensembles under the batons of Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel, Tom Ades, Pierre Boulez, and Oliver Knussen. She regularly leads Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, with whom she appeared in Carnegie Hall in 2008, and has guest-led other ensembles including London Sinfonietta, Radius, Chroma and Insomnio (Netherlands). She also teaches at Birmingham Conservatoire.
Alexandra gave her South Bank debut in 2001 as part of the Park Lane Group’s Young Artists’ Recital Series where she was described by The Times as 'highly charged yet imaginatively refined'. She has appeared as soloist with various orchestras, including the Philharmonia, City of London Sinfonia, and the OSJ collaborating with conductors including Richard Hickox, Martyn Brabbins and Sir Roger Norrington. She has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, for Classic FM, Polsat Polish Radio and for the Radio Suisse Romande.