Alexandra Cook horn
Helicon PerformancesSymposium 42 - Wind Music in Beethoven’s Vienna
Alexandra Cook has been playing horn in the New York metropolitan area for the past twenty-five years. She started her career as a chamber musician playing with the award-winning woodwind quintet Vox Nova. Alexandra has performed with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Composers Orchestra, and Riverside Symphony, and has held positions with the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, New Haven Symphony, and Orchestra of New England. Miss Cook has also played numerous Broadway shows including Gypsy, Secret Garden, The Who’s Tommy, King and I, and Titanic. She is currently a member of the Lion King Orchestra.
As a student studying horn and performance practice at SUNY Purchase, Miss Cook pursued her interest in original instruments thanks to the encouragement of her mentors Steven Lubin, Robert D. Levin, and Anthony Newman. As a result she has been an active member of the original instrument movement from the beginning of her career. On period instruments, Alexandra has performed and recorded with many early music ensembles: American Classical Orchestra, Philharmonia Baroque, Smithsonian Chamber Music Society, Amor Artis, Apollo Ensemble, Concert Royal, REBEL Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, New York Collegium, and the American Bach Soloists.