Who am I?
I am a young British guitarist who's been invited to play my US debut to showcase female talent. My name is Alexandra, I am originally from Manchester and am currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music in London. This amazing opportunity that I've been given, however, is cost-prohibitive due to the cost of renting and surviving in London.
In the past, I was fortunate enough to take part in several competitions and performances in and around Europe, which I greatly benefited from as a young musician. After 12 years of studying classical guitar, proposals such as this one in the States are what makes it all worth it, which is why I am loathe to have to turn it down.
If you'd like to see more videos of my performances, please visit my youtube channel!
What's The Plan?
I have been invited to perform for the Philadelphia Classical Guitar Society on February 11th next year. For me, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and offers a massive potential for my musical career. If I manage to raise this amount, there are several other proposed performance opportunities that will become available on the East Coast.
Why do I need Your Help?
As a student from a non-affluent background, my budget does not allow me to make such extensive travel plans and flights from London to Philadelphia, including accommodation would be completely out of my reach.
To say thank you for your support, I have a range of different rewards that I hope you'll love, including:
- A personalised thank you email
- An exclusive signed CD (My latest release, 'Verano')
- A private Guitar lesson either over Skype or in Central London
- 30 minute recital for an event of yours such as a party/wedding in the UK
Please feel free to share this story with anybody with an interest in the arts! For more information about myself, please visit my website at: alexandrawhittingham.com.