This very high honour was presented by King Michael I of Romania at a ceremony on 25 March 2015 at Peles Castle in Bucharest. The medal is awarded for “conspicuous and special merit” and has never previously been awarded to a woman, a musician or a person still in their 20s.
Alexandra commented “I am thrilled to have been awarded this Medal, it is a great honour.”
Alexandra will be visiting Pocklington School in July to give a concert in the Music School and will also be this year’s guest speaker at the school’s annual Prizegiving.
The date for the concert will be Thursday 2 July 2015. Further details regarding tickets and how to book will be released in due course.
To find out more about Alexandra or to view her concert schedule, please click here.
(Photo credit: Mihal Covrig)