Alexandra Beason holds the Nan Copland scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, under the tutelage of Mary Nelson and James Baillieu. She graduated with a First Class Honours from her undergraduate at the RAM, with the Ethel Bilsland Award for achievement and received ‘Very Highly Commended’ in the Isabel Jay prize. Last autumn, Alexandra sang two sets of Stravinsky pieces for soprano and orchestra conducted by Barbara Hannigan, with the RAM and Juilliard school orchestras. In January 2023 they recorded the pieces for a CD with Linn Records. Recently Alexandra made her international debut at the Encuentro de Música festival in Santander, Spain. She was a Young Artist performing around Spain in venues including the Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria and had the opportunity to work with esteemed mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink.
Last summer Alexandra made her debut at Opera Holland Park performing the roles of Gretel and the Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel for Silent Opera and British Youth Opera. Following the summer and at the commencement of her postgraduate Alexandra sung the solos in Vaughan Williams’s Serenade to Music with the Southbank Sinfonia conducted by Dame Jane Glover at St John Smith’s Square. During her time at the RAM Alexandra has performed at the Bicentenary Chamber Music Festival and in the public concert series ‘Transcending Borders’; she is also a member of the RAM’s Bach concert series. She has sung under the baton of conductors such as Semyon Bychkov, Masaaki Suzuki and John Butt.