Alexandra Solea


Turkey Europe Future Forum

Period of the Fellowship


Project title

Reflecting Change

Project description

Alexandra Solea is part of a network of young Turkish and European leaders from all sectors who come together once a year to engage in intensive dialogue and to share views and ideas about topical social issues. The Turkey Europe Future Forum takes place alternately in Turkey and Germany, as well as in other European countries.


Cultural diplomacy, Arts administration, International cultural affairs

Short biography

Alexandra Solea is an international relations and cultural affairs professional,
 cultural entrepreneur, lecturer, musicologist. She has earned her PhD in History and Analysis of Musical Cultures from “La Sapienza” University of Rome, and holds BA and MA degrees in Musicology, Piano, Arts and Cultural Heritage Management (summa cum laude, with highest honours) from the National University of Music in Bucharest, “Santa Cecilia” Music Conservatory in Rome and IULM University in Milan. Moreover, she has attended training courses in international relations and cultural diplomacy at the University of San Diego, USA and at various embassies and EU institutions. High-profile positions, in public and private sectors, have rounded out her senior arts administration expertise, allowing collaborations with international top-level institutions in performing arts management, including: International Music Council (France), European Music Council (Germany), Rome Opera House, “La Fenice” Opera House, Santa Cecilia National Academy (Italy), BOZAR (Belgium), Sadler’s Wells (UK), Romanian Cultural Institute (Romania), China Shanghai International Arts Festival (China), Youth Music of the World (USA), “George Enescu” International Festival and Competition (Romania). She is a serial entrepreneur, having founded various cultural management and consultancy companies with the aim to promote young artists and music education worldwide. Alexandra collaborates, as Mentor, with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), in the frame of the Intercultural Leaders Programme, a project in partnership with the BMW Group, representing an exclusive skills & knowledge-sharing platform for civil society organizations and young leaders that work on addressing cross-cultural tensions. Currently, she is Program Director of the MA in Arts and Culture Management, at Rome Business School (Italy), helping to shape “better managers for a better world”.