Born in Wellington, NZ, Alexandra Partridge holds a Masters of Musical Arts from the New Zealand School of Music. During her time there, she was the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards including the Barbara Finlayson Trust Scholarship, the Freemasons Lankhuyzen/Whetu-Kairangi Award and the NZ School of Music Director’s Scholarship. She is currently studying at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne, under the tutelage of Howard Penny. A devoted chamber musician, Alexandra’s piano trio, the Queensbridge Trio, were finalists of both the 2014 ANAM Chamber Music Competition and the Great Romantics competition held at the Melbourne Recital Centre. This year, Alexandra has been selected as an Australian Chamber Orchestra Emerging Artist and has recently returned from a tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra in Germany after having successfully auditioned for their 2016 Academy Residency program. Alexandra, has been principal cellist of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra. She is also a casual player with the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington and Southern Sinfonia. Alexandra has participated in masterclasses with the Borodin String Quartet, the London Haydn Quartet, Torleif Théeden, Tim Hugh, Lynn Harrell and Clive Greensmith.