|At the age of 22, Alexis Hatch stands poised as one of the most promising emerging violinists of her generation. Born into a musical family, she was exposed to classical music from the moment of her birth. As the younger of two daughters in the family, she attended all of her older sister's violin lessons starting before she could even talk. By the age of three she already had the advantage of having watched and listened to her sister's playing, so that from her first moments with a violin in her hands, she could already play it. It was an advantage that shapes her talent to this day.
Under the instruction of her father, American violist Peter Hatch, Alexis' progress from those first moments was breathtaking. At the age of 10, she made her debut as featured soloist with the Alicante Symphony in Spain and had already appeared often in local concerts and recitals, both in Spain and in Los Angeles, California.
Growing up in Spain for much of her childhood, Alexis was given the invaluable opportunities that go with a multicultural upbringing. In addition to making her bilingual, her time in Spain brought special musical opportunities, and she became a founding participant at the International Festival of Classical Music in Villanueva de los Infantes, where she performed year after year from an early age as soloist with orchestras and in chamber music with some of the world's leading international musicians.
At the age of 14, she was admitted into the violin class of Zakhar Bron at the Escuela Superior de Musica Clásica Reina Sofia in Madrid with full scholarship. At about this time she also appeared on Spanish National Television (RTVE) in numerous video performances which are still broadcast throughout Spain on weekends as part of the TV program "Jovenes Solistas". She also studied classical guitar, and appeared in many violin recitals in such Spanish cities as Ciudad Real, Toledo, Alicante and El Campello.
Returning to California with her family in 2011, Alexis widened her musical activities to include singing in the Los Angeles Children's Choir, with whom she performed in Mahler's 8th Symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. She also participated in professional performances of "Swan Lake" and "Carmina Burana" at the Hollywood Bowl.
Alexis Hatch has been the winner of many awards and prizes including most recently the Burbank (California) Symphony's Young Artist Grand Prize (2016), and the Toronto Sinfonietta's Young Artist Concerto Competition (2014), the Antelope Valley (California) Symphony's Young Artist Competition (2012 and 2013), Pacific Palisades Symphony's Young Artist Competition (2013), the Young Musician's Foundation (YMF) Scholarship Competition (2012 & 2013), and the ASCAP Foundation's Leiber and Stoller Scholarship Competition (2013), the presentation of which took place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City in December, 2013. In 2015 she was one of two violin finalists in the Stulberg International String Competition in Kalamazoo, MI.
Although she had been offered full scholarships including expenses for the fall of 2013 at many leading music schools in the US, she elected to stay in Los Angeles taking time off from formal studies to concentrate on personal goals including her violin playing, composing, and to work on her first novel. The following year (2014) she accepted a full scholarship including expenses at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatoire In Toronto, where she worked with Barry Shiffman and Paul Kantor. Presently back in Los Angeles, she is a student of Glenn Dicterow at the University of Southern California (USC) and serves as Associate Concertmaster of the American Youth Symphony.
In her spare time, Alexis enjoys photography, songwriting, working on her (as yet unpublished) novel, playing with her several cats, surfing the cyberworld of the internet, and sailing on the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica Bay and beyond with family and friends.