Alexis Walls joined Rare Violins of New York in 2015, with a background in violin performance and experience working with pre-college string players in the Greater New York area. In 2010, she founded the World Youth Alliance Chamber Orchestra, a string ensemble of high school students studying at Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music. The orchestra performs at the United Nations, universities, and other community and cultural centers in Manhattan. In 2013, Alexis established the Manhattan String Orchestra, a chamber music and orchestral training program for musicians ages 8-15.
Alexis studied violin performance and pedagogy at Juilliard and Peabody. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at Princeton University, Alexis minored in music performance receiving 1st prize in the university’s annual concerto competition. After completing a graduate degree in performing arts administration at New York University, Alexis worked in development at New York City Opera, and subsequently as Director of Cultural Programs at World Youth Alliance, an international nonprofit based in Manhattan.