Alexandra is Woman of the Future

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu has won the 2013 Women of the Future award for Arts and Culture.

Alexandra, who graduated in 2008, was nominated earlier in the year alongside Anna Higgs, Head of Film4, Jessica Elliott, Managing Director of J’s Dance Factory, Tamara Ralph, Creative Director of Ralph and Russo, and music theatre artist Charlotte Wakefield.

Announcing her win, Alexandra said: ”This evening we celebrated women, equality between genders and an internationally cherished Romania, a country that makes me proud. It gives the hugest of honours to announce that I was awarded the Woman of the Future Award, becoming an Ambassador for classical music. It’s an exciting time for women all over the world and a huge step for us, strong, united and because we can!’

The Women of the Future Awards, in association with Shell, are the platform for successful young women in Britain today. Now in their eighth year, they continue to unearth and recognise the inspiration stars of tomorrow across diverse sectors including Arts and Culture, Business, Media, and, among others, Science.

For Alexandra, the win comes just weeks after she made history by becoming the first Romanian female pianist to perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

To learn more about the Awards, and to see all the winners, click here.


14 November 2013