Alicia has built a career around composing, teaching and performing. She plays accordion and keyboards, and is a vocalist, composer, and arranger for her band ‘ALICIA BORISONIK AND THE ARGENTINIAN PROJECT”
Alicia has received numerous grants for her research of Argentinian music. (Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Quebec, Ontario Arts Council and FACTOR)
She received her Diploma in Composition and Performance (piano) from the National Academy of Music, Buenos Aires, Argentina and a Bachelor of Music Therapy (BMT) from University of Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She had been teaching piano for more than 20 years privately and with the Ottawa Carleton District School Board’s Continuing Education Program.
Her area of expertise is jazz, latin, popular music and composition.
Parallel to her profession as a musician and composer, Alicia has a long career as a music educator. She’s created a series of workshops, residencies and programs about Latin American music. Her Latin-American Music workshops have been presented at several schools in the OCDSB and others venues such as; Canadian Museum of Civilization, National Art Gallery, Nepean School of Music, The Ottawa Folklore Centre, The National Arts Centre, various branches of the Ottawa Public Library, community centres, Whitehorse Elementary School and was featured on TVOntario.