Born in the vibrant city of Minsk, Belarus, the cimbalist Aleksandra Dzenisenia has graduated with the highest marks from the Académie supérieure de musique de Strasbourg in the class of Luigi Gaggero.

Since her first steps in music, Aleksandra has been recognized as a highly talented and original musician. Her expressive musicality and exuberant virtuosity are acclaimed by the public. During her inaugural year of dedicated practice, she impressed her peers by clinching the First Prize at the International Competition in Moscow. Since then, she regularly took part in international competitions from which she comes out each time winner.

Aleksandra's artistry truly flourished when she graced the stages of renowned international festivals: Week-end of chambre musique (USA, 2023), Arsmondo Festival (France, 2022), Code modern Festival (Germany, 2021), Festival de Royaumont (France, 2021), Musica (France, 2020, 2021), Luzerne Festival (Switzerland, 2018), ManiFest (France, 2017), Thy chamber music Festival (Denmark, 2019, 2021), Stay in May (USA, 2016), Musica Mundi (Belgium, 2011, 2013).

Aleksandra performed alongside legendary musicians and conductors, forging unforgettable collaborations. She shared the stage with artists such as Sir Simon Rattle, John Adams, Alan Gilbert, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Heinz Holliger, Roby Lakatos and Maxime Vengerov.

Over the years, she has had the chance to perform with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, l’Ensemble Intercontemporain, RAI of Turin, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and the Divertimento Ensemble, among many others.

Aleksandra's passion for new collaboration continues to guide her artistic endeavors. During the 2023-2024 season, Aleksandra had the joy of reuniting with violinist Leila Josefowicz for John Adams' Scheherazade.2 in Antwerp (Belgium) and Taipei (Taiwan), after after sharing it with the public of "Les Arts" in Valencia (Spain) and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. She has also taken part in the premiere of John Adams' new opera, under his direction, Cleopatra & Anthony at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in November 2023.

Aleksandra will soon reunite with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin, conducted by Johanna Malwitz, for Zoltan Kodály's Suite “Háry János”.

Musicians of this caliber, you only meet one every ten years!
Luigi Gaggero

The Goddess of cimbalom
Alessandro Solbiati

The Queen of her instrument
Moritz Eggert