Alexandra has performed in major concert halls around the world including Germany (Alte Oper Frankfurt, Munich Philharmonie), Great Britain (Queen Elisabeth Hall, The Barbican, The Purcell Room, The Dukes Hall), Greece (Megaron Concert Hall, Olympic Stadium, Herodion Atticus), Belgium (Palais des Beaux Arts), Holland (Concertgebouw), Japan (Bunka Kaikan), Vienna, Spain, Israel, Sweden, Cyprus, Turkey, Hungary, Lebanon, the USA, Malaysia, United Emirates, Chile, Brasil, Mexico and China
An impressively wide repertoire is at Alexandra’s command. As a spirit wide open to every kind of good music, she lends her exquisite voice to most different styles. Her Greek roots have played a significant part in her developing career. The performance of Greek contemporary composers form an essential part of her recital programmes. She has premiered works by internationally acclaimed composers incl. Mikis Theodorakis, Mimis Plessas, George Tsontakis, Jonnusuke Yamamoto, Harue Kunieda a. o.
Her passion for Greek’s heritage of music and poetry is very dear to her heart. She belongs to the new generation of Greek singers, that very successfully combines the western traditional classical singing with her Greek musical roots. No wonder she has been referred to as “Cultural Ambassador” for her country Greece.
Her recordings incl. recording of the symphonic work “Raven” by Mikis Theodorakis with the State Academic Cappella of St. Petersburg, conducted by the composer, OPERA by Dante Borsetto, “Hommage à C. Cavafy” and “The Dream of Icarus” by Alexandros Karozas, conducted by Richard Williams, “Das Wort alter Steine” and “Unstete Wege” by Achim Burg, “Blind Tears” by Demosthenes Stephanides, which won the TOMOS Contemporary Music Award in the USA. Her first personal CD “Songbook 1” is out now!
“(…) her greatest ability is that of singing straight from the heart so that her music resonates in the heart of the listener (…) I have the feeling that music comes not from her, but through her from somewhere beyond. She is among those who have been picked out as one of life’s messengers.”
Louis de Bernières (“Captain Corelli’s Mandoli”)
“Alexandra Gravas did not only prove her exquisite vocal technique for this repertoire -careful nuances, rich sound palette, melody line cleanness, generous fiato, reliable pianissimi-, but also her talent as commédienne, in the finest sense of this french term, as well as her multilingual skills in greek, english, german and spanish […] “
Santiago de Chile/ El Mercurio/Folch
“Gravas was a marvel as the shuffling faithful Suzuki, with beautiful warmth in her solo sections and singing in duets and trios…”
Malaysia-The star/ Jason Cheah
“Alexandra Gravas was the shining star of the evening. Her clear and powerful voice did justice to the very dramatic arias.”
Germany-Frankfurter Rundschau/ Nicola Prietze
“Throughout the selection of 16 songs for voice and piano and the tribute to Constantinidis in the first half, Alexandra Gravas kept the audience captivated, with a voice which, was thoroughly capable of a wide range of emotions and colours.”
London-Musical Opinion/Manus Carey-January
“Alexandra Gravas guarantees an idiomatic validity in her diction.(…) Her timbre is of a soft but also at the same time of huge volume with excellent presence in all registers.”
Magazin.Klassik.com, Eric Daumer
“Her rich voice is perfectly produced with a clarity of intonation and expression. Her vocal ability expresses the deep meaning and the perfect combination of words and melody.”
Rheinpfalz Zeitung/ Ursula Biffar
“Of a different kind is the 1970 composed opus „Raven“, which Theodorakis finished working on in 1993 (…). The dark coloured and expressive voice of Alexandra Gravas fits perfectly the mood of farewell, which the composer worshippes throughout the piece.”
Internet-FONO Forum, Martin Demmler
“Hers is a naturally soft and warm voice of unique quality and her interpretations are given with deep expression and at the same time with disarming simplicity.”
Germany-Stadtanzeiger/ Neustadt an der Weinstrasse