Former Britain’s Got Talent violinist Alexandra Clothier has clinched two awards within a month, and was unaware she had even been nominated.
The Doncaster star who began her career busking at the age of 11, now runs a successful wedding business, and teaches violin from her home studio in Epworth.
Her latest successes are all the more sweet as the 29-year old fought back from a bleak period of depression following the loss of her much-loved mum in 2015, to relaunch her company in a completely new form.
The fact that she has just received two accolades, as Wedding Violinist of the year 2018 with the UK Enterprise Awards, and the Best in Exhibition 2018 with I Do Magazine, has delighted her.
“I’ve only really been back in business for two years and its booming, so to get these as well feels like a reward for all my hard work,” Alexandra explained.
“I have no idea who nominated me for the National Enterprise Awards but it was lovely to be chosen as winner.
“With the magazine, I went along to the ceremony as a finalist just to mix with other people in the wedding business. It was such a shock after the announcement that I high-fived my husband.
“People had voted for me on such grounds as customer service and quality of product, so a fantastic surprise.”
The former South Axholme Academy pupil says life is good now.
Last year she enjoyed her own wedding to Lee Clothier, and the couple hope to start a family soon.
With yet another string to her bow, Alexandra is working on an original album with Doncaster-based Manakin Productions, to be released early next year.
She explained: “I lost myself for a while after looking after my mum, and now I’m in the right place to find myself musically. I’d like to attract a younger audience and most of the album will have a fun element.”
“I’ll test my album tracks out on the streets, with a bit of busking” said Alexandra. “People always come up to me and tell me what they like and why, and that reaction is a good indicator of what’s likely to work. I trust the people of Doncaster.”