Aleksandra Velgosha

Aleksandra's Bio

Aleksandra is a Russian pianist, who was born in Moscow, Russia. 


Aleksandra was noticed to have a musical talent since a very early age. By the time she was 4 y. o. she started her education at Georgy Sviridov Music School in Saint – Petersburg, Russia, where she studied piano, voice, and many other disciplines. By the age of 7 she won her first award in the Russian National Competition of Young Artist "Sparkles", and since then she has been winning Grand Prix, 1st, and 2nd prizes in many national and international solo and chamber competitions and festivals. Recently, Aleksandra received the first prize in E. R. Davis competition in April of 2018.


At the age of 10, she continued her music education in Zaoksky Music School, where she studied with the piano professor from Zaoksky Adventist University and Seminary. By the time she turned 11, Aleksandra was already playing for different broadcasting programs, f. e. Hope Channel. At the age of 13, she debuted in playing with Tula Regional Orchestra. 


While studying in Zaoksky, Aleksandra won the 2nd prize in Crescendo International Competition and was selected to play for the Gala – concert in Carnegie Hall, New York, US.  At the age of 13, she also got a full scholarship in Zaoksky Adventist University and was invited to study music. However, at the age of 15, she obtained a full scholarship in Washington Adventist University, MD, US, and was invited to study Piano Performance there. After High School graduation Aleksandra continued her education at WAU where she is getting her BM in Piano Performance right now with Dr. Mark Di Pinto and Prof. Larissa Dedova from the University of Maryland, and her minor in Honors. She is a member of Columbia Collegiate Chorale and Promusica groups directed by Prof. Anwar Ottley. Aleksandra also performs with the New England Youth Ensemble orchestra directed by Dr. Preston Hawes. 


Aleksandra is recognized as a solo pianist, piano accompanist with good sight-reading skills, church pianist, and organist, choral accompanist and singer, piano teacher, arranger, chamber and band player. She had several church positions in music leadership and music assistance since she turned 14. She currently works as a church pianist and music assistant at Takoma Park Seventh Day Adventist Church under the leadership of a recognized musician, teacher, choral conductor, arranger, and composer Prof. Anwar Ottley. Aleksandra also has been teaching private piano and music theory/musicianship lessons since 2015 in Russia, and in the Maryland area when she moved to the USA in 2016.

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