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ABOUT ME

I’m a performing arts manager and cultural affairs professional with 16+ years experience in CCIs, living and working between Bucharest and Rome. High-profile positions, in public and private sectors, have rounded out my senior arts administration expertise, allowing collaborations with international top-level institutions in performing 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), BOZAR (Brussels), Sadler’s Wells (UK), U.S. Embassy to Italy, European Commission (representation to Italy), Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Diplomatic Institute - D.G.R.O.).

 

I’m specialized in management of large-scale performances, being involved, throughout the years, in the production and organization of various events such as: Sarah Brightman’s The Harem World Tour - the concert in Bucharest, with more than 20.000 audience, Rome New Year’s Day Parade, international event involving yearly more than 1.000 participants, in collaboration with Destination Events (London) and Youth Music of the World (USA) or the project 101 pianists, in collaboration with Lang Lang Foundation, “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatoire and Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia in Rome, performances engaging 100 young pianists in an unique social musical event with the world-renowned Lang Lang.

 

As visiting professor and lecturer, I have been invited to collaborate with various academic institutions and universities such as: Rome Business School (Italy), Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag (Holland), IULM University in Milan (Italy), University of Rome 2 “Tor Vergata” (Italy), Santa Cecilia Music Conservatoire in Rome (Italy), Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire in Venice (Italy) etc. Moreover, I have been appointed in various examination boards, as education expert, by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (MIUR), “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatoire in Rome and the Italian National Committee for the Practical Learning of Music in the frame of “Claudio Abbado” National Music Award, under the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella.

 

I have been Resident Fellow of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Romanian Ministry of Education and Research at Accademia di Romania in Roma, and I have been awarded with various international research fellowships and grants by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Festivals Association (Brussels), The Asia-Europe Foundation - ASEF (Singapore), “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatoire in Rome, Fondazione Terzo Pilastro Internazionale (Italy), ecc. Currently, I'm Alumna of the European Music Council (Bonn) and International Music Council (Paris) - two of the biggest international networks of organizations operating in the music sector. Furthermore, I’m Alumna of Stiftung Mercator (Essen) - one of Germany’s foremost foundations and TÜSİAD (Istanbul) - Turkey's top business organization, project under the patronage of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs.

Alexandra Solea PhD

PERFORMING ARTS MANAGER

Email:
Address:

Via Tracia 2, 00183

Rome, Italy

 
 
2021-present

International Relations Associate

TRG ARTS - The Results Group for the Arts

TRG Arts is an international, data-driven change agency consulting with arts and cultural executive leaders, marketers, and fundraisers on a patron loyalty-based approach to increasing sustainable revenue. Experts in the arts sector for 25 years, TRG Arts has earned a reputation unsurpassed for achieving results and building successful business models for non-profit and commercial arts and cultural organizations. TRG Arts is an industry pioneer in areas including audience loyalty development, membership and the subscription model, and dynamic pricing. TRG Arts believes in the transformative power of arts and culture, and that positive, profound change in the business model of arts organizations can lead to artistic innovation and the ability to inspire entire communities.

2017-present

Director of the MA Program in Arts and Culture Management

ROME BUSINESS SCHOOL

The Rome Business School is a managerial training and research institute of excellence. The school strives to join the academic world of knowledge with the practical world of business by providing advanced managerial training courses for international students. With the goal to train entrepreneurs, managers, and business professionals to a level of excellence in their specialized competencies, graduates are equipped with an ethical approach in the development of economics. Programs offered at the Rome Business School cover the most advanced courses in management and business to give students insight on the latest trends in the business world. 

2020- present

Cultural Advisor

Creating community opportunity at the intersection of New Media, Curation and Education by bringing together curators, audiovisual artists, designers, writers and educators to support game-changing initiatives that pursue knowledge production, meaning, innovation and impact. Supporter of Together Vs. Virus, the Canada-wide online hackathon against COVID-19 in a collective effort with incubators, universities and organizations across Canada to facilitate the development of cross-disciplinary solutions that can help Canada show solidarity and emerge stronger from the difficult situation caused by the pandemic. Supporter of UCOT, the only platform in the world with a sole purpose of addressing the Unintended Consequences of Technology.

2019- present

Co-Founder&Operations Manager

CONNEXION Festival Rome

Connexion Festival Rome is an annual event organized in Rome, powered by Rome Business School, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome (Dipartimento Sport e Politiche Giovanili) and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, featuring an international exhibition with artists from more than 30 countries worldwide, as well as talks, workshops, live broadcasts, and prizes. 

Connexion Festival aims to be one of the city’s major collaborative events between artists, public and private institutes, universities, cultural managers, and professionals based in Rome. A multi- dynamic community of people linked to create a vibrant international scene in one of the world’s most culturally prestigious centers. A yearly appointment to discuss delicate issues affecting the world of business, academia, politics, nature, and culture.

2017- present

Mentor

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005, as the political initiative of Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey. A High-Level Group of experts was formed by Mr. Annan to explore the roots of polarization between societies and cultures today, and to recommend a practical programme of action to address this issue. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations High Representative and Secretariat are based and operating from New York. The Alliance maintains a global network of partners including states, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.

2014- present

Executive Director&Founder

SOLÈART Management Rome, Italy

Solèart Management is an international cultural management organization, that has as main purpose the development of projects in the field of cultural management, touring activity, dance, festivals, events and cultural consulting field. The projects and events are developed in collaboration with distinctive international partners, always trying to break new ground.

Solèart promotes the exchange of artists at national and international level through scouting activity and organization of auditions and concerts. Likewise, the agency aims the high level training of young artists, having as premises the preparation, administration and dissemination of art, with special interest towards music.

2021-present

International Relations Associate

TRG ARTS - The Results Group for the Arts, USA

TRG Arts is an international, data-driven change agency consulting with arts and cultural executive leaders, marketers, and fundraisers on a patron loyalty-based approach to increasing sustainable revenue. Experts in the arts sector for 25 years, TRG Arts has earned a reputation unsurpassed for achieving results and building successful business models for non-profit and commercial arts and cultural organizations. TRG Arts is an industry pioneer in areas including audience loyalty development, membership and the subscription model, and dynamic pricing. TRG Arts believes in the transformative power of arts and culture, and that positive, profound change in the business model of arts organizations can lead to artistic innovation and the ability to inspire entire communities.

2017-present

Director of the Master's Degree Program in Arts and Culture Management

ROME BUSINESS SCHOOL (Planeta Formación y Universidades), Rome Italy

The Rome Business School is a managerial training and research institute of excellence. The school strives to join the academic world of knowledge with the practical world of business by providing advanced managerial training courses for international students. With the goal to train entrepreneurs, managers, and business professionals to a level of excellence in their specialized competencies, graduates are equipped with an ethical approach in the development of economics. Programs offered at the Rome Business School cover the most advanced courses in management and business to give students insight on the latest trends in the business world. 

2020- present

Cultural Advisor

ISM ARTS&CULTURE, Vancouver BC Canada

Creating community opportunity at the intersection of New Media, Curation and Education by bringing together curators, audiovisual artists, designers, writers and educators to support game-changing initiatives that pursue knowledge production, meaning, innovation and impact. Supporter of Together Vs. Virus, the Canada-wide online hackathon against COVID-19 in a collective effort with incubators, universities and organizations across Canada to facilitate the development of cross-disciplinary solutions that can help Canada show solidarity and emerge stronger from the difficult situation caused by the pandemic. Supporter of UCOT, the only platform in the world with a sole purpose of addressing the Unintended Consequences of Technology.

2019- present

Co-Founder&Operations Manager

CONNEXION Festival, Rome Italy

Connexion Festival Rome is an annual event organized in Rome, powered  by Rome  Business  School, in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome (Dipartimento Sport e Politiche Giovanili) and Palazzo delle Esposizioni, featuring an international exhibition with artists from more than 30 countries worldwide, as well as talks, workshops, live broadcasts, and prizes. 

Connexion Festival aims to be one of the city’s major collaborative events between artists, public and private institutes, universities, cultural managers, and professionals based in Rome. A multi- dynamic community of people linked to create a vibrant international scene in one of the world’s most culturally prestigious centers. A yearly appointment to discuss delicate issues affecting the world of business, academia, politics, nature, and culture.

2017- present

Mentor

United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), New York USA

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) was established in 2005, as the political initiative of Mr. Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary-General and co-sponsored by the Governments of Spain and Turkey. A High-Level Group of experts was formed by Mr. Annan to explore the roots of polarization between societies and cultures today, and to recommend a practical programme of action to address this issue. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations High Representative and Secretariat are based and operating from New York. The Alliance maintains a global network of partners including states, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.

2014- present

Executive Director&Founder

SOLÈART MANAGEMENT, Rome Italy

Soléart Management is an international cultural management organization, that has as main purpose the development of projects in the field of cultural management, touring activity, dance, festivals, events and cultural consulting field. The projects and events are developed in collaboration with distinctive international partners, always trying to break new ground.

Soléart promotes the exchange of artists at national and international level through scouting activity and organization of auditions and concerts. Likewise, the agency aims the high level training of young artists, having as premises the preparation, administration and dissemination of art, with special interest towards music.

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

 
2021-2023

Cert of Specialization in Corporate&Business Strategy

Harvard Business School
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
2020-2021

PG Cert Teaching in Higher Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
The Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning
2020-2020

PG Cert Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business School
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (USA)
2019-2020

Master's Degree

Management of artistic and cultural heritage (MaRAC)

IULM University of Milan, Italy
Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM
2008-2012

PhD in History and analysis of musical cultures

“La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy
Faculty of Letters and Philosophy
2010-2013
Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” di Roma, Italia

Master's Degree

Music Management (summa cum laude)

2006-2010
Conservatorio di Musica “Santa Cecilia” di Roma, Italia

Bachelor's Degree

Musicology (summa cum laude)

2005-2006

Master's Degree

Musicology (summa cum laude)

National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania
Faculty of Musicology, Composition and Music Pedagogy
2000-2005

Bachelor's Degree

Music Pedagogy - Specialization Piano

National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania
Faculty of Musicology, Composition and Music Pedagogy
1996-2000
“Grigore Moisil” National College in Bucharest, Romania

High-School Degree

Mathematics-Physics

EXPERTISE

 

International Relations

Performing Arts Management

Events Management

Creative entrepreneurship

Arts Consultancy

Production Management

PUBLICATIONS

 

Imagine Maths 4. Between Culture and Mathematics

by Emmer Michele (Editor), Abate Marco (Editor), Villarreal Marcela (Editor)

Unione Matematica Italiana, 2015

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“L’Oratorio S. Francesca Romana: Elementi Stilistici ed Estetici Barocchi”, 

Ephemeris Daco-romana, vol. XV, 

Academia Romana, Bucuresti, 2013

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“Being an artist manager in the global era”, 

Curriculum design & development Handbook: Joint master programme on Early music small ensembles 

Universitatea Nationala de Muzica, Bucuresti, 2018

ORGANIZATIONS

 

EVENTS

 
  • Arts Leadership Workshop
    gio 01 lug
    Bielsko-Biała
    01 lug, 14:00 – 15:00 CEST
    Bielsko-Biała, Teodora Sixta 5, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Polonia
  • Innovation Exchange 2021 Residency
    dom 27 giu
    Bielsko-Biała
    27 giu, 10:00 CEST – 03 lug, 14:00 CEST
    Bielsko-Biała, Teodora Sixta 5, 43-300 Bielsko-Biała, Polonia
  • Rebound: EU Arts Leadership Summit
    26 mag, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST
    Webinar
    https://trgarts.com/rebound-eu
  • Perspective creative și inovative în managementul cultural
    mer 19 mag
    National University of Music Bucharest
    19 mag, 10:00 CEST
    National University of Music Bucharest, Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 010102, Romania
  • Sound Cities:  Community Music Ecosystems II
    27 gen, 19:00 EET – 28 gen, 15:20 EET
    Webinar
  • Sound Cities: Community Music Ecosystems
    18 gen, 19:00 EET
    Webinar
    KICK-OFF Session.

GALLERY

 
 
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