Alexandra Mathew holds a Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, and has completed studies in Vocal Performance at the Royal College of Music, London. Recently, Alexandra appeared as alto soloist in Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater with Progetto Corelli, and in December 2017 will perform alto solos in Reinhard Keiser’s Weihnachtsoratorium at St David’s Cathedral, Tasmania. In 2016 Alexandra was awarded an inaugural scholarship to sing with the Melbourne Bach Choir, and toured China with the Australian International Opera Company, performing the role of Dritter Knabe in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte.
Alexandra recently premiered Melbourne composer Andrew Anderson’s song cycle In Black Ink, which is due to be released onto CD later in 2017. Other premiere performances include creating the role of ‘Sister Teresa’ in Luke Cummins’s opera Timor (2015) and ‘Toy sailor’ in Na’ama Zisser’s opera Black Sand (2013). In 2013 Alexandra premiered Joel M. Baldwin’s Bow and Baleno for soprano, guitar, percussion, viola, and cello at the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square. Alexandra is also a musicologist, and is currently undertaking a Master of Music in Musicology at the University of Melbourne, researching Benjamin Britten’s music for Kathleen Ferrier. Her writing has appeared in Australian Book Review, Context musicological journal, Limelight, and Collections magazine (upcoming).