About Alexandra Kagan
American-born and Russian-raised violinist Alexandra Kagan is an active performer and teacher in the Denver Metropolitan Area, with over 8 years of violin and piano teaching experience. Through the pursuit of her Bachelor’s degree in Violin Performance at DePaul University and her Master’s degree at the University of Denver, Alexandra has studied with such renowned violinists and pedagogues as Olga Kaler, Linda Wang, and Igor Pikayzen, and participated in masterclasses led by Margaret Batjer, Kathleen Winkler, and Richard O’Neal among others.
She enjoys performing new music and has premiered numerous works in Chicago and Denver in addition to participating in recording sessions in the Los Angeles and St Petersburg area. As a former member of the St Petersburg-based Violin Ensemble of the Anichkov Palace, Ms Kagan has performed in renowned music halls, such as the Mariinsky Theatre, Smolny Cathedral, St Petersburg Grand Philharmonic Hall, St Petersburg State Capella, Novgorod’s St Sophia Cathedral, Neumarkt’s Reitstadel, Makarska’s Main Square, the Swedish National History Museum in Stockholm, and Dubrovnik, among others.
The ensemble won both local and international music competitions and toured France, Sweden, Croatia, and Germany extensively.
Alexandra’s violin duet received an Honorable Mention at the Stockholm International Music Competition along with numerous state awards. Alexandra has experience teaching beginner, intermediate, and advanced students of all ages. In particular, Ms Kagan is passionate about helping students through every stage of the audition process for festivals, schools, and orchestras.