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Dr. Alexandrina Boyanova

Alexandrina Boyanova is a multi-faceted violinist and violist, performer, teacher, and scholar. A passionate advocate for new music, her practice encompasses music of all eras, from the Renaissance to the present.

A frequent performer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Alexandrina has been featured in performances such as Arvo Pärt @ 80, Stockhausen’s complete KLANG cycle, Sara Berman’s Closet in The Women exhibition, and at TEDxMET with dancers from New York City Ballet. She has given recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, and at the most prestigious music festivals in Italy and Bulgaria, exploring the vast repertoire for solo violin, which is a specialty of hers. For one of her solo-violin projects she commissioned the piece Tanz.Tanz.—a contemporary take on Bach’s Ciaccona—by distinguished German composer Reiko Füting.

As a chamber musician, Alexandrina has performed with artists such as Antonio Meneses (Beaux Arts Trio), Bruno Giuranna, Salvatore Accardo, and has been mentored by members of the Alexander, American, Orion, and Emerson String Quartets. She is the co-founder of TRAKT, a duo with cellist Issei Herr dedicated to performing innovative concert programs in New York City. TRAKT is often guest performing at the Met Museum’s Balcony Bar.

As a recording artist, Alexandrina can be heard on Bulgarian National Radio’s first recordings of Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII for solo violin, Joaquin Rodrigo’s Concierto d’Estío for violin and orchestra, and Vasco Abadjiev’s 9 Caprices for Solo Violin and Sonata for Violin and Piano.

Alexandrina recently completed her Doctorate at The Juilliard School, with a dissertation on Salvatore Sciarrino’s Six Caprices for Solo Violin. She also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Manhattan School of Music and has been mentored by Salvatore Accardo in Italy. The President of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Minister of Culture of Bulgaria have both awarded Honorary Diplomas of Recognition to Alexandrina. In her family lineage, Alexandrina is a third-generation violinist and a fourth-generation teacher.