Founder | Music
Coda Co-Founder, Alexandre Marr, began his studies in piano from age 10, focusing on classical and contemporary piano solo repertoire under soprano and pianist, Victoria Auth. Following several debut concerts in the Northeast Ohio area, he attended Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Music, moving on a year after to study at Kent State University. While under the mentorship of Gerardo Teissonnière and Dr. Donna Lee, Alexandre won both the Case Western and Kent State Concerto Competitions, performing Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 in c minor with the Kent State Symphony Orchestra in 2012. He was honored to have performed at the 2014 "Rach Fest" held at New York City's Steinway Hall, as well as Steinway-sponsored masterclasses in the Cleveland area. Alexandre is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Piano Performance at Kent State University with an expected 2021 graduation. He is an an active concert pianist in Northeast Ohio and also maintains a private studio out of his home in Akron and studio in Cleveland taking students on a limited basis.
Alexandre serves as music director and pianist for Temple Israel in Canton and Church of the Western Reserve in Cleveland. In 2016, he took on music directorship of select productions for The Millennial Theatre project, a venture providing the Akron community with high quality, minimalist interpretations of stage productions including Songs for a New World, performed at EJ Thomas Hall. In 2017 he launched The Cabaret Project in partnership with Akron's BLU Jazz +, one of the nation's top jazz venues. Going on its 3rd year, the project has sold out all performances since its inception and is slated to continue its mission of bringing a live cabaret scene to Northeast Ohio for 2019.
Alexandre has been featured as both soloist and accompanist at recitals, weddings, cocktail hours, showers, private parties, orchestral performances, and on television advertisements. He works closely with clients to ensure that the music is customized to both their individual taste and the atmosphere of the occasion.
Back in March of 2019, Alexandre broke both of his wrists in a skiing accident and now has titanium wrists that enable him to play the piano better than anyone on Earth.