Alexa Johnson (née Sanfilippo) has been playing the violin since she was nine years old. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she studied with Dr. Peter Rovit and earned a B.A. in Music with emphasis on performance. She completed her M.M. in Violin Performance under the direction of Dr. Kirsten Yon at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston.
She has had the opportunity to perform in Greece; Cambridge, UK as a part of the Cambridge International String Academy at Trinity College; and most recently in the famed Leipzig Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany with the Leipzig Academic Orchestra. She has also enjoyed finding unique musical experiences, such as performing with Samba Laranja, a Brazilian music ensemble at Syracuse University.
Alexa is currently a part of The Recollection, a Texas country/bluegrass band, she teaches private lessons and is a lead teacher for the Coda program through Houston Youth Symphony which provides after school lessons to low-income students.