Mar 31, 2023
Canadian pianist and composer Alexandra Stréliski released her long-awaited third album "NÉO-ROMANCE" after the massive success of her previous works. Keep reading to learn more about the artist and her new release.
Alexandra Stréliski is a pianist and composer from Montreal, Quebec. She has over 330 million streams worldwide. Her second album INSCAPE has sold 168,000 albums in Canada, where it is certified platinum, in addition to winning five Félix and a JUNO award (Instrumental Album of the Year). INSCAPE is also one of the three best-sellers of 2019 and 2020 in Quebec, it won Album of the Year at the Independent Music Awards, and it was nominated on the 2019 Polaris Music Prize Long List.
Alexandra Stréliski's music was heard in Sharp Objects and the Big Little Lies Season 2 round-table, both on HBO, and at the Hugo Boss fashion show during the New York Fashion Week. The album climbed the classical music charts in more than 20 countries worldwide. The INSCAPE concert received a Silver Ticket from l’ADISQ and sold more than 40,000 tickets throughout the province.
Pianoscope — Stréliski’s first opus — is certified gold in Canada, and its songs have been heard in Dallas Buyers Club, Demolition, and during the Oscars ceremony in 2014.
Billboard called Stréliski "one of the foremost new stars in modern classical and Noisey stated that her music is a contrast of depth and fragility that uncannily resembles the human condition itself."
Néo-Romance is a series of short stories about opening your heart. A tribute to love and imagination, tells us Alexandra.
Because we must continue to hope, love and dream. Escape from our pain, our loneliness, our city. Accept our fragility. Overcome disenchantment by imagining it differently. By transforming it. When the morbid meets the sublime, we must continue to hope, love and dream.
The composer was on the talk show Tout le monde en parle last Sunday, where Guy A. Lepage said that "her music is both bright and melancholic", while actor and host Patrice Bélanger professed his love for her compositions: "The beauty of Alexandra’s music is that you can listen to it anywhere, anytime, whatever mood you’re in. You enter her universe, and she takes you on a journey."
The singles Élégie and BORDERS hit #1 in sales among songs in Quebec several weeks before the release of the album. The four singles released prior to album release were sitting at the Top of iTunes Canada classical song charts this week, (Élégie #1, Lumières #2, The Hills #3, BORDERS #4) dominating the Top 5.
Regarding the LP, Journal Metro wrote: "Her sensible music continues to build bridges. And she continues to make us dream."
Along with the highly anticipated release, Alexandra announced a massive tour of the province in 2023-2024. Over 40 concerts are scheduled in support of the album, in every corner of Quebec! The Néo-Romance concert is directed by Cirque Le Roux, the same French company that created the scenography for the INSCAPE concert.
Finally, Alexandra shares a music video for "The Breach" today.
This song is a big burst of liberation, feverish and powerful, like the strength needed to reopen your heart following a major upheaval, she says.
Directed by Laurence Baz Morais. "Alexandra’s performance on les Iles-de-la-Madeleine was a testament to the power of music to transcend time and space", recalls Baz. "It was a privilege to capture such a beautiful moment and share it with the world."