Alexa Nieschlag was born in Düsseldorf in 1975. Growing up bilingually with German and English in Münster, she went on to study law in Cologne before moving to New York City in 2001. There, she worked as a fundraiser for the Salzburg Festival before moving on to Carnegie Hall. During this time, she began to translate as a freelancer. In 2008 she returned to Germany, settling in Berlin, where she became orchestra manager of the Baltic Youth Philharmonic, an orchestra uniting music students from academies all around the Baltic Sea under Kristjan Järvi’s leadership. She left the Baltic Youth Philharmonic at the end of 2011 and currently works as a freelance translator specializing mainly in music and the arts. In 2013, she worked for the European Union Youth Orchestra in London; currently she works for the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin as a producer and editor and as organizer of c/o chamber orchestra. An active singer, she is a member of the Berliner Bachakademie.