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Alexandre Da Costa - violin

SONY Classical artist and JUNO Award-winner, violinist Alexandre Da Costa was born in Montreal, Quebec. Among his many accolades, Da Costa counts the prestigious Virginia-Parker Prize, one of Canada’s highest cultural distinctions, the Sylva Gelber Foundation Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and first prize in the International Violin Competition Pablo Sarasate.

Da Costa performs throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia with the world’s leading orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Berlin, Royal Seville, Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, and National Orchestra of Argentina. Recent recordings for SONY include ‘Stradivarius at the Opera’ with the Wiener Symphoniker, and the Tchaikovsky violin concerto, along with the 2019 release of a new recording of works by Richard and Siegfried Wagner with Staatskapelle Halle and conductor Josep Caballé-Domenech.

Touring extensively in North America for Spectra, recent engagements include as soloist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, at Canberra International Music Festival, Huntington Estate Music Festival, and for Musica Viva Australia. 2018 engagements include as soloist with the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra (Lalo Symphonie Espagnole, cond. Josep Caballé-Domenech), Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Mozart concerto no.5, cond. Keri-Lynn Wilson), West Australian Symphony Orchestra (Kreisler, cond. Asher Fisch), West Australian Youth Orchestra and the Toronto Sinfonia. With performances in collaboration with cellist Denis Brott, Canadian chanteur Bruno Pelletier, and masterclasses at Royal Northern College of Music (UK), Da Costa also tours Australia for Selby & Friends, with pianist Katherine Selby and cellist Umberto Clerici. 2019 engagements in Australia include with the Willoughby and Zelman Symphony Orchestras, and City Recital Hall Angel Place (Sydney).

Artistic Director of the Festival International Hautes-Laurentides, he is also Associate Professor and Head of Strings at Edith Cowan University. Da Costa plays a Stradivarius of 1701.

For more information please visit www.alexandredacosta.com.

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The above details were supplied by the individual performer and were current at the time of their last performance with the Zelman Symphony.

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