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Alexandra Iranfar

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Biografie

Alexandra Iranfar is a San Francisco- based classical guitarist and soprano—who performs in solo and collaborative projects. She has been acclaimed as a "song stylist" by the San Francisco Examiner. Her most recent project brought her to Berlin, Germany where she filmed a music video for Open Strings Berlin who presents young upcoming artists. She is a founding member of SopraDuo, a performing chamber group, and has released two albums, one of which features all new music written for her duo by composers from the Guerrilla Composers Guild. In 2016, Sèrgio Assad wrote SopraDuo a piece for two-guitars and voice entitled "Variations on a Lullaby." Alexandra has commissioned over a dozen pieces for her unique abilities as both soprano and guitarist, including by GRAMMY- award winning composer, Christopher Tin.

Alexandra earned a Master of Music and Professional Studies Diploma in Guitar Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Grammy Award-winning artist Sérgio Assad. She was awarded guitar department honors and was a finalist at the 2013 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition. During her time at SFCM, Alexandra served as the Graduate Assistant to the guitar department, and chair David Tanenbaum. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with renowned pedagogue Julian Gray. While at Peabody, Alexandra double majored in classical guitar and classical voice. She was the only student in the Peabody Conservatory's 157 year history to do so . She was featured on the opera stage in Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, Leoš Janáček's The Cunning Little Vixen, and W.A Mozart's The Magic Flute. She also premiered the one-act opera Generations, by rising star Emily Koh, to the critical acclaim of the Baltimore Sun.

Alexandra is on faculty at the California Conservatory of Music where she maintains a private Suzuki Method studio and teaches the award winning advanced ensemble. She is Co-Artistic Director of the vibrant Peninsula Guitar Series, a guitar series and non-profit organization who serves the community through concerts and outreach. Alexandra enjoys cooking vegan cuisine, the smell of hyacinths, travel, being near the sea, and a dark roast cup of coffee.