Born in Somerset, England, Alexandra Scott began her studies at the Yehudi Menuhin and at the Royal Academy of Music School in London. She became a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Mahler Youth Orchestra and the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra. She completed her bachelor of music at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with First-Class Honours under Rinat Ibragimov and moved to Berlin in 2005, where she held a scholarship from the Berlin Philharmonic Karajan Academy.
At the age of 23, Alexandra was appointed Principal Double Bass with the NRD Radio Philharmonic in Hanover. Since May 2007, Alexandra holds the position of Sub-Principal Double Bass with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, and since 2012, she has been Professor for Double Bass at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe. Alongside teaching the members of the Academy of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, she also coaches the Gustav Mahler Academy, the German Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.
Alexandra appears regularly at international festivals with artists such as Lisa Batiashvili, Gautier Capuçon, Reinhold Friedrich, Francois Leleux, Vilde Frang, Valeriy Sokolov, Eduard Brunner, Sergio Azzolini und Harriet Krijgh. She often plays with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and is a founding member of the period instrument ensemble, L’accademia giocosa.
Photo by Mariel Kolmschot