Alexandra Cook

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Alexandra Cook

Enthusiastic, talented, and intuitive, violist Alexandra Cook is an emerging young artist of 22. Having toured throughout the United States and Europe as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician, Ms. Cook has performed at venues such as Amsterdam’s Hermitage Museum, Seiji Ozawa Hall and Koussevitzky Music Shed in Massachusetts. As a sought after chamber musician, Alexandra has performed by invitation at several international chamber music festivals including Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Madeline Island Chamber Music as well as Zeister Muziekdagen based in the Netherlands. Currently pursuing her degree at Utah State University with Bradley Ottesen (Fry Street Quartet, viola), Ms. Cook has participated in masterclasses with Jeffrey Irvine, Karen Ritscher and Carol Rodland, faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Steinhardt School of Music and The Julliard School, respectively. Additional studies include intensive chamber music workshops with the Emerson String Quartet, Valentin Erben of the Alban Berg Quartet, and Alexander Pavlovsky of the Jerusalem Quartet. A recent recipient of USU’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Opportunity Grant, Ms. Cook conducted a study and publicly presented her findings on the pedagogy of renowned violist, Karen Tuttle, to high acclaim. When away from her newly commissioned 2017 Dan Salini instrument, Ms. Cook enjoys horseback riding, hiking, traveling and spending time with her family.