Alexa Still is known internationally primarily through her 20+ recordings that have garnered unanimous praise: “impeccable in technique and taste, seductive in phrasing” (Stephensen Classical C D Guide). “Still plays… so convincingly I cannot separate her from the music” (American Record Guide), “whatever she plays sounds musical in every turn of the phrase” (Gramophone), “a stunning showcase for the astonishing Alexa Still” (Fanfare). “Still showcases her exquisite lyricism and virtuosity on every track” Cleveland Classical.
Alexa got her doctorate in New York (SUNY Stony Brook), won competitions including the New York Flute Club Young Artist Competition, and the East and West Artists Competition, and then, went back home at the age of 23 as principal flute of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. Other awards include a Churchill Fellowship and a Fulbright.
Alexa left the NZSO to devote more time to solo engagements and teaching, based first at the University of Colorado at Boulder, then the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (where she was also director of Performance Research), and, since 2011, the Oberlin Conservatory. Alexa has also performed as soloist in 16 countries, including many world premieres. Alexa’s articles have been read around the globe, and she has served her profession as President of the National Flute Association (USA). When her flute is in its case, Alexa is an avid motorcyclist. You can read much more about Alexa on her website: http://www.alexastill.com/