Alexandra Paduraru began studying violin and viola at the age of seven, in her native country of Romania. She diligently applied herself to her craft, graduating from a specialty music high school in Buzau, Romania. While a student, Alexandra played as a principal member of her school’s Symphony Orchestra.
Alexandra earned her Bachelor in Music Performance from The National Conservatory of Music in Bucharest. While earning her degree she served as principal violist for the Camerata Baroque of the National Operetta Theatre in Bucharest.
Alexandra pursued her postgraduate studies in the United States having been awarded a full scholarship to attend Cleveland State University in Ohio. She studied under the tutelage of Arthur Klima, violist with the Cleveland Orchestra. She was also principal violist with the Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Ensemble. Alexandra also served as a member of the teaching staff for the CSU String Project Orchestra, focused upon developing the skills of Cleveland’s inner city youth attempting to expand their abilities within the field of classical music performance.
In addition to her excellent academic background, Alexandra has performed with a number of Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles within the regional Philadelphia area.
Alexandra takes great pride working with her students on a personalized basis. A patient and committed teacher, she believes strongly in providing positive reinforcement and using proven techniques to achieve the best possible results both in musical performance and lifetime classical music appreciation.