30-year-old Alexandra Dariescu graduated from the RNCM in 2008 and has since become one of the most sought after pianists of her generation performing around the world at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and London’s Wigmore Hall.
To date, she is the youngest musician to receive the Custodian of the Romanian Crown; is a former member of Forbes Romania’s 30 under 30; and was awarded the UK’s Women of the Future title for Arts and Culture in 2013, the same year she became the first Romanian female pianist to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.
It is a huge honour and privilege to become the first pianist named Honorary Associate Artist of the RNCM, a place I will always cherish for believing in me and giving me the support I needed over the years. I am looking forward to a new and exciting collaboration with the place I call home, the RNCM, with its incredible staff and students. – Alexandra Dariescu