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Alexandra Fol

Date of birth11 July 1981

Fol has composed over 60 compositions in different mediums, including two requiems, a cantata, a symphony, five concerti for solo and orchestra, "Cinderella" - monodrama for narrator and orchestra, and many chamber works. Fol’s works have been performed by the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Sofia Symphony Orchestra, the Boston University Orchestra, the New York Miniature Ensemble, orkest de ereprijs, Ossia New Music, Codes d’Accès and the New Fromm Players, among others. Her commissions also include chamber music premiered in Carnegie Hall, two short film scores, cell phone ringtones for the Dutch Ringtone Society and various corporate commissions.
Fol is finalist for the 2006 Gaudeamus Prize in composition, winner of the 2007 Leonard Bernstein Tanglewood Music Center composition fellowship, and recipient of grants from the Québec and Canada Councils for the Arts. She has published articles ranging from philosophy of music to the acoustical properties of the temples of the Ancient Thracians.
Fol has premiered as organist and as a conductor ore than twenty works by contemporary composers including J. Lesage, T. Grahl, N. Palej, J. A. Pàmies, D. Pesca, S. Perkins, L. Iogansen, M. Novotny, T. Tidrow, E. Britton, J. Hartikainen, M. Georgiev, C. Goddard, etc. Between 2007 and 2009 she held the post of Music Director at the McGill Savoy Society.
Fol resides in Montréal since 2004. She serves as Secretary-General for the International Research and Information Centre Thracica and works as composition mentor for the Vermont MIDI Project, and organist at Sainte-Angèle Catholic Church.

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