Alexia DelGiudice-Bigari

 

 

Instrument: Viola

 

Studies:

Juilliard, BM

 

Biography:

 

Alexia, a second year masters student at Northwestern University, is studying under the tutelage of renowned violist Helen Callus. She received her Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School as a viola student of Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman. In February 2017, Alexia debuted as viola soloist performing the Hoffmeister Viola Concerto with the Northwestern University Baroque Orchestra. During the summer of 2017, Alexia will be playing at the Narnia Arts Festival in Narni, Italy. Alexia attended the Orford Music Festival in Canada in 2015 - 2017 under the tutelage of Jutta Puchhammer and Eric Nowlin. She attended the Meadowmount School of Music for 2 years on merit scholarship. In 2012, Alexia had the honor of being featured on a live broadcast of National Public Radio’s “From the Top,” where she played Bloch’s Suite Hebraique with pianist Christopher O’Riley, and she was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award.  She received the Virtu Foundation Scholar Award in 2011 and she plays on an 1890 Audinot Viola from Paris. Alexia’s awards include the Mary Foulger Scholar, New York Viola Society award, 1st place in the Young Promise Awards International Competition, a semi-finalist in the American String Teachers Association competition, a finalist in the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston competition, and a finalist in the New England String Ensemble competition.Her past teachers include, Hsin -Yun Huang, Patricia McCarty, David Rubinstein, Mai Motobuchi, and Katherine Almquist. Alexia resides in Evanston Ill and New York City.