Alexandra Solea is an international relations and cultural affairs professional with 16+ years experience in CCI. High-profile positions, in public and private sectors, have rounded out her senior arts administration expertise, allowing collaborations with international top-level institutions in arts management and international cultural affairs, including: China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition (Bucharest), Teatro dell’Opera “La Fenice” (Venice), Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Youth Music of the World (USA), BOZAR (Brussels), Sadler’s Wells (UK), U.S. Embassy to Italy, European Parliament, European Commission (representation to Italy), Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomatic Institute - D.G.R.O.).
She has earned her PhD from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, and holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Musicology, Piano, Music Management and Management of Artistic and Cultural Heritage (summa cum laude) from the National University of Music in Bucharest, “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatory in Rome and IULM University of Milan (Italy), double-majoring in the study of Italian Baroque music and Eastern European music in the Twentieth Century. Moreover, she has earned her PG Certificates in Teaching in Higher Education from Harvard University and Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School.
In order to shape the future generation of cultural leaders and managers, Alexandra lectures at leading cultural institutions and universities about arts and cultural management including: Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, “Tor Vergata” 2 University of Rome, Teatro dell’Opera “La Fenice” Venice, Accademia Nazionale di “Santa Cecilia” Rome, Auditorium RAI Turin, “Benedetto Marcello” Music Conservatoire in Venice, “Evaristo Felice Dall’Abaco” Music Conservatoire in Verona, “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatoire in Rome. Moreover, as education expert, she has been appointed in various examination boards by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR) and Italian National Committee for the Practical Learning of Music - “Claudio Abbado” National Music Award, under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.
She has been Resident Fellow of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education and Research at the Romanian Academy in Rome, and has been awarded with various international grants and fellowships by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Festivals Association (Brussels), The Asia-Europe Foundation - ASEF (Singapore), Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale (Italy), Fondazione Roma (Italy). Furthermore, she is Alumna of the European Music Council (Bonn) and International Music Council (Paris) - the biggest international networks of organizations operating in the music sector, Stiftung Mercator (Essen) - one of Germany’s foremost foundations and TÜSİAD (Istanbul) - Turkey's top business organization - project under the patronage of Federica Mogherini, the former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs.
Currently, Alexandra is International Relations Associate at TRG Arts - The Results Group for the Arts (USA), Director of the Master’s Degree Programme in Arts and Culture Management at Rome Business School (Italy) and Mentor at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (New York).
A passionate and dynamic cultural and creative entrepreneur, Alexandra is also Founder&Executive Director at Solèart Management Italy, Co-Founder&Production Manager at Connexion Festival Rome, event powered by Rome Business School, and Partner&Operations Manager at LUCE Group Italy, with the aim to encourage the international environment to give greater importance to the cultural and educational dimensions, to promote the communication of arts and culture and provide to the society the richness of artistic thought and the creativity of young people.