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Aleksandra Labinska

Teaching Statement
Ms. Labinska welcomes beginners as well as advanced players into her studio. She carefully fits the method to every student, and combines scale exercises, Suzuki books, Royal Conservatory published materials, standard etudes, and caprices. More advanced students are assigned repertoire carefully crafted to their abilities. Music theory and oral skills are an essential aspect of studying the instrument; therefore part of the curriculum will consist of careful examination of theoretical concepts. She strongly encourages students to take additional Conservatory theory classes to ensure steady progress.

Teaching Bio
Ms. Labinska has been working with students from different ages and levels since 2003. She has been teaching at Boston University in the Non-Major department as well as Brookline Public School Extension Program. She coached chamber music and orchestra sectionals for the Longy School of Music, Suzuki Institute of Boston, Concord Academy , Boston University All Campus Orchestra, Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, as well as Belmont Public Schoosl. Her previous teaching appointments included Boston Center for Adult Education and Classical Music Conservatory in Toronto. In September 2012 she joined the Musical Arts School in Exeter New Hampshire. She started with SSC in 2012.

Performance Bio
Aleksandra Labinska is currently a Doctoral candidate in Violin Performance at Boston University, College of Fine Arts. Ms. Labinska received her Bachelor's degree with Honors at University of Toronto, and completed performance program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She holds Master's degree from Boston University. Aleksandra had a privilege to study with esteemed artists such as Scott St. John, Annalee Patipatanakoon, Mark Fewer, Antoni Cofalik, and currently Prof. Yuri Mazurkevich.

Aleksandra has performed concerts in Canada, France, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Austria and in the States. Aleksandra has received numerous awards including Ronald P. Matheson Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, David and Marcia Beach Summer Study Award and Nick Gelmych Violin Award from University of Toronto, Felix Galimir Chamber Music Excellence Award for her work with the Polaris Piano Trio, as well as the Honorable Mention at Boston University Bach Competition.

Aleksandra appeared as a soloist with Mooredale Concerto Players in Toronto, and Ostinato Chamber Orchestra in Poland. She participated in numerous festivals including Banff Center Music Festival, Toronto Summer Music Academy and Festival, International Bach Festival with Helmuth Rilling at University of Toronto, Lancut International Music Courses In Poland, InCite Boston University Festival in New York City, St. Lawrence String Quartet Chamber Music Seminar at Stanford University, and AIMS festival in Graz, Austria. Her concert activities had taken her to Boston's Symphony Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, New York Town Hall, Amsterdam's Concertgebouw, Stefaniensaal in Austria, and Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto. She had an opportunity to play for high profile artists such as Mihaela Martin, Berlin Philharmonic String Quartet, Emanuel Borok, Philip Setzer, Christian Tetzlaff, Lara St. John, Roman Totenberg, Xie Nan, Dana Mazurkevich , Erika Raum, and Jacques Israelevich. Aleksandra has played under prominent cunductors including Colin Metters, Richard Bradshaw, Raffi Armenian, Bramwell Tovey, Agnes Grossman, Alexander Kalajdzic, and Gunther Schuller.

Aleksandra is a passionate advocate of new music hence her collaboration with Alea III ensemble. She is the process of developing her Violin Duo with Tudor Dornescu incorporating contemporary compositions. Currently, she is performing with Boston based orchestras such as Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Indian Hill, Back Bay Chorale, Marsh Chapel Collegium, as well as New Bedford Symphony Orchestra. Aleksandra recently won a position with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, which she joined as a member in September 2012. She started with SSC in 2012.