Alexandra Sherman

Performer's Story

Born in St Petersburg, Russia, Alexandra Sherman studied piano in Jerusalem and Singing in Melbourne. An honours graduate of the VCA, Alexandra has received the Queen’s Trust for Young Australians Award, The University of Melbourne Clarke Scholarship, The Australian Singing Competition comprising The Marianne Mathy and Joan Sutherland Awards, Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year Award and the Countess of Munster Star Award. These scholarships enabled her to study at the Royal College of Music, London, where she completed her post-graduate studies and received operatic training. Alexandra performs widely in oratorio and recital in Europe, Australia and the UK. Concert highlights include Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer, Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Eté, Elgar’s Sea Pictures, Prokofiev’s Alexander Nevsky, De Falla’s El Anor Brujo and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. In 2005 Alexandra was accepted into the Centre Français de Promotion Lyrique in Paris as a Fiche Artist, made her début at Wigmore Hall, and covered the roles of Juno and Ino in Semele at the Scottish Opera, and the role of Minskwoman in Jonathan Dove’s Flight at Glyndebourne. In 2006 Alexandra will make her début at the English National Opera in John Adams’ Nixon in China, and will appear at the BBC Proms.