Dr. Aleksandra Pereverzeva was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. She began studying cello at the age of six. Through her musical journey, she is a recipient of many awards and distinction, among them: laureate of the St. Petersburg International Chamber Competition, winner of Ohio University Concerto Competition, and Konstantin Pluzhnikov Foundation award to receive a new violoncello. Currently she works at the University of West Florida as an adjunct cello faculty. Dr. Pereverzeva is a principal cellist of the Pensacola Symphony and North West Florida Symphony. She is also a member of the Tallahassee Symphony.
While attending St. Petersburg Conservatory from 2007 – 2012, she was a member of Baltic Sea Philharmonic, giving international tours and performing at the prestigious Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, Usedom Music Festival in Peenemünde, Estonian Glasperlenspiel Music Festival in Tartu, and Bremen Music Festival. She also performed concerts in Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic (Gdansk, Poland), Pärnu Concert Hall (Pärnu, Estonia), Great Guild Concert Hall (Riga, Latvia), Tivoli Concert Hall (Copenhagen, Denmark), and Kauno Filharmonija (Kaunas, Lithuania). Aleksandra has collaborated with conductors and musicians, including Kristjan Jarvi, Neeme Järvi, Fazil Say, Peter Jablonski, Jan Vogler, Baiba Skride, Mikhail Simonyan.
Dr. Pereverzeva has performed chamber music with such renowned musicians as Francis Goya, Goran Bregovic, and Bella Hristova. She had participated in master classes of Alexander Suleiman, Orli Shaham, Miami String quartet, Shanghai string quartet and Joel Smirnoff. Her former teachers and mentors include Andres Diaz, Christopher Adkins, Michael Carrera, Alexey Massarsky, Svyatoslav Zagursky, Mark Reizenshtok, and Greg Sauer. As a soloist and chamber musician Aleksandra has also performed in prestigious venues in Russia, such as Mariinsky concert hall, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Grand concert hall “Oktyabrskiy”, St. Petersburg Kapella.
Dr. Pereverzeva holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from St. Petersburg Conservatory, Performer’s certificate from Southern Methodist University, Master’s degree from Ohio University, and a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from Florida State University.