Alexandra Eastley joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as principal bassoon in 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music and earned her Master of Music degree in solo bassoon performance from McGill University.
From February through June 2016, Ms. Eastley is guest principal bassoon with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. She has performed in the U.K. as guest principal bassoon with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In the realm of improvised music, she has played with the London Improvisers Orchestra, the Dutch Impro Academy in Amsterdam and Vitamin-S in Auckland.
In addition to teaching privately, Ms. Eastley has served as sessional instructor at the University of Manitoba and Memorial University. She joined the faculty of Brandon University in 2014.