“Earthily irresistible” says the Dallas Morning News of Alexandra Wenig's vibrant playing.
The Texas native was for 14 seasons a member of the Grammy award winning Houston Symphony, an appointment which placed her among the top echelon of American violinists. During her time in Houston, she was featured multiple times as a concerto soloist with the orchestra and was a frequent recitalist in both classical and baroque genres.
Before her appointment in Houston she was a member of the Columbus Symphony and also performed frequently with the Detroit Symphony and the Dallas Symphony. She holds degrees in music, summa cum laude, from the University of North Texas and the University of Michigan, where she was a student of Paul Kantor. As a student she was a fellowship recipient at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Center. She performs on a violin by renowned modern maker Samuel Zygmuntowicz.
In addition to her career as a classical violinist, Alex has worn a number of diverse musical hats. She has performed as a fiddle player in Jack Saunders’s Texas roots band, served as a church music director, and released a solo album, Offering, which features her violin and vocal talents. All proceeds of the album benefit the Tumaini Orphanage in Kenya.
In December of 2015, Alex relocated with her family to the Portland area, at which time she opened a teaching studio in her West Linn home. As a sought after teacher with 20 years of teaching and coaching experience, she shares her enthusiasm for the violin and music with all levels of students—whether young beginners, mid-level players, or serious pre-professionals.