Alexandra Saraceno

Alexandra Saraceno began her piano studies at a young age in Watertown, Connecticut
with organist and pianist Denita Landquist. An active soloist and collaborator, she has
performed at various venues and festivals throughout the country. A graduate of Western
Connecticut State University, Alexandra studied with Russell Hirshfield and received her
Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude with a philosophy minor. She continued her
studies at New York University, studying with Marilyn Nonken, and received a Master of Music
in piano performance as well as an Advanced Certificate in piano performance and pedagogy.

Past engagements include Hommage à Messiaen, a recital in association with
Spectrum’s Modern Piano (+) Festival; Mark Mothersbaugh’s Music for Six-Sided Keyboard in
conjunction with Motherbaugh’s Myopia exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery; George Antheil’s
Ballet Mécanique for four pianos; History of American Music Community Arts Program at
Symphony Space; and the Arts for Mexico and Puerto Rico Benefit Gala Concert at Hunter

Her affinity for contemporary music has led to collaborating with composers,
performing with multiple new music ensembles, and premiering works for solo piano, chamber
ensemble, and orchestra. A passion for pedagogy, Alexandra has cultivated a comprehensive
approach to teaching through positions at institutions such as the Center for Creative Youth at
Wesleyan University, the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Western Connecticut State
University, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York
University, and throughout the New York City public school system.