Aleksandra Velgosha

Aleksandra's Bio

Aleksandra Velgosha was born in Moscow, Russia. She started her music education at the age of 4 by entering the Arts School of Georgi Sviridov in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Aleksandra started participating chamber music and piano solo competitions at the age of seven. She won a second prize at the young artists competition “Sparkles” in 2006. In 2009 she won first and second prizes at the competitions Concertino (Nizhny Novgorod), and Religo (Saint-Petersburg). In 2010, Aleksandra premiered on TV series “What is the truth?” broadcasted on Hope Channel. Aleksandra continued her studies in piano under Professor Sergei Poljakoff, Zaoksky Adventist University. While studying under him, she premiered with Tula Region Orchestra, and won a full scholarship for the music education program at Zaoksky Adventist University. She also won many other international, local and online competitions, including 2nd prize in Crescendo competition (New York, Carnegie Hall, USA).

At the age of 16 Aleksandra was invited to study at Washington Adventist University, MD, where she was offered full scholarship. There she studied under Dr. Mark Di Pinto and played as a soloist with New England Youth Ensemble. Aleksandra also served as a Columbia Collegiate Choral and Pro Musica accompanist. In 2018 she won first prize at E. R. Davis Piano Competition. In the fall of the same year, Aleksandra started studying under Dr. Larissa Dedova, University of Maryland. In 2019, Aleksandra perused orchestral conducting studies under Prof. Michael Patterson. At Washington Adventist University Aleksandra has received such awards as Neil Tilkins Scholarship, Performer of the Year, and Senior of the Year.

Aleksandra has participated in master-classes led by Awadagian Pratt, Herbert Blomstedt, Ivan Citera, Xun Pan, and attended Port City Music Festival in Wilmington, North Carolina. Aleksandra is in her second year of masters program at the University of Maryland. She currently studies in the studio of Dr. Larissa Dedova. Aleksandra currently teaches at
such institutions as University of Maryland (Class Piano Coordinator), and Richardson School of Music.

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