pianist / tutor at the masterclasses
Cited by the press as a pianist “with extraordinary energy, clarity and precision”, Alexia Mouza aged 11 was awarded First Prize with honours at the “Filon 2000” Pan-Hellenic Piano Competition. Winner of the Cittá di Cantú International Competition as well as of the Press Prize (2005), of the Giorgos Thymis Piano Competition in Thessaloniki (2008) and of the 2nd Prize of the International Piano Competition Val Tidone (2009). Recently, she was awarded Third Prize at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan (2015) and First Prize at the International Piano Competition “Delia Steinberg” in Madrid (2015). She was also awarded in 2015 by the Academy of Athens.
Alexia performed as an invited soloist with the Mexico State Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano and Trento, the Athens and Thessaloniki State Orchestras among others. She performed with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela taking part at the Festival of Young Pianists in Caracas, giving also a recital and a masterclass for the young pianists of the “Sistema”.
Alexia Mouza has given concerts at the Hong Kong Concert Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Sala Verdi di Milano, Academia Filarmonica di Bologna, Mozarteum of Salzburg, Megaron Mousikis of Athens and Thessaloniki, Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in Tokyo. She has been invited in important international festivals like the Maggio Fiorentino, Pomeriggi Musicali, Festival MITO, Festival de Bach a Bartok (Italy), Si-Chuan International Piano Festival in Chengdu (China), International Mozart Festival in Hokkaido (Japan), Sächsisches Mozartfest (Germany), the Semaines Musicales (Switzerland) as in the International Festivals of Athens, Thessaloniki, Nafplion, Heraklion, Aegina, Kalamata and Santorini (Greece). She made her USA debut at Tsai Performance Center, Boston as winner of the Richmond Competition.
A Greek-Venezuelan, Alexia Mouza was born in Athens in 1989, and began taking lessons from her mother at a very early age. From 1999 till 2013 she was enrolled at the International Piano Academy in Imola (Italy) under the guidance of Leonid Margarius and Anna Kravtchenko. She did her Postgraduate studies (Artist Diploma, 2013) at the College of Fine Arts, Boston University, with Boaz Sharon, with scholarships from the Greek State and Boston University. She was further enrolled at Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in Tel Aviv under the guidance of Arie Vardi with whom she currently continues her studies.