Alexandra Dariescu

“A Child’s Dream is a reflection of my personal journey in the music world, from some of the very first pieces I played as a child to significant milestones, sharing with you all my exciting story. This program showcases the music that has been my lifelong companion, travelling with me across the globe. I invite you to join me on this exciting journey through my musical stories and hear, alongside some of the most popular and cherished piano pieces ever written, some hidden gems by neglected composers throughout history, voices that deserve to be heard. ”
Alexandra Dariescu

Alexandra Dariescu is a trailblazing British/Romanian pianist who demonstrates fearless curiosity and ground-breaking innovation in her work, including championing lesser known composers, particularly female composers.

In demand as a soloist worldwide, she has performed with eminent orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Oslo Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Alexandra’s program, entitled A Child’s Dream,  is connected to the 30th  anniversary of her début concerto. It is a captivating anthology of pieces, some you may never have heard before, others more familiar, but all of them dear to Alexandra’s heart. The recital finishes with one of the first collections she mastered as a mature concert pianist, Chopin’s beautiful 24 Preludes.

Experience these musical treasures performed by this supremely talented, one-of-a-kind artist at the Snow Concert Hall in Canberra*.

* Presented in partnership with Snow Concert Hall and their 2024 concert series.

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Emmy Schäfer Klein:
from Christmas Album Op.8
No.1 The Child’s Dream (Kindes traum)

Johann Sebastian Bach/Alexander Siloti:
Prelude in B minor BWV 855a

Mathilde Bilbro:

Florence Price:
The Goblin and the Mosquito

Germaine Tailleferre:

Lili Boulanger:
3 Morceaux
No.1 D’un Vieux Jardin
No.2 D’un Jardin Clair
No.3 Cortège

Amy Beach:
from Children’s Carnival Op.25
No.6 Harlequin

Missy Mazzoli:
A Map of Laughter

Heitor Villa Lobos:
from A prole do bebê No.1 W140
No.7 O polichinelo

Clara Schumann:
from Soirées musicales Op.6
No.2 Notturno

Leokadiya Kashperova:
Songs without Words No.5

James Lee III:
Humble Birth

Carl Filtsch:
from Premières pensées musicales Op.3
No.3 Mazurka in E♭ minor

George Enescu:
from Suite No.1 for Piano Op.3
No.3 Adagio

Tudor Ciortea:
Romanian Dance

– Interval –

Frédéric Chopin:
Preludes Op.28
No.1 in C major
No.2 in A minor
No.3 in G major
No.4 in E minor
No.5 in D major
No.6 in B minor
No.7 in A major
No.8 in F# minor
No.9 in E major
No.10 in C# minor
No.11 in B major
No.12 in G# minor
No.13 in F# major
No.14 in E♭ minor
No.15 in D♭ major
No.16 in B♭ minor
No.17 in A♭ major
No.18 in F minor
No.19 E♭ major
No.20 in C minor
No.21 in B♭ major
No.22 in G minor
No.23 in F major
No.24 in D minor