Simply and keenly: MUSIC! 3rd concert of the 33rd summer concerts festival

Wednesday, July 12 at 8 pm The violinist, Alexandre Da Costa

Born in Montreal, he showed an extraordinary interest in violin and piano at a young age. He gave his first concerts at the age of nine with this astonishing peculiarity of excelled with such virtuosity and musicality on both instruments, which earned him recognition as a prodigy of music. His career as a solo violinist began with the encouragement of Charles Dutoit and was quickly propelled on the stage as a soloist with orchestra and in recital.

In 1998, he obtained a Masters in Violin, a First Prize Competition at the Conservatory of Music of Quebec and a Baccalaureate specializing in Piano Interpretation at the University of Montreal. Following the recommendation to devote himself to a single instrument, he chose the violin and continued his studies at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid with his mentor Zakhar Bron.

He has won numerous prizes including the Sylva Gelber Foundation Prize, the Stradivarius Baumgartner 1689 from the Canada Council for the Arts, the prestigious Virginia-Parker Prize and many other national and international prizes including the Contest International of Violin Pablo Sarasate. Alexandre Da Costa has given nearly two thousand concerts and recitals as a soloist in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia and has performed in the biggest venues around the world under the baton of the most Great conductors.

His live recordings have been broadcast on BBC, and several channels around the world. Alexandre Da Costa is an active chamber musician, he has 20 solo CDS, under several labels.

In addition to his solo activities, he is Associate Professor and Head of Department at Edith Cowan University and frequently gives master classes at several universities and conservatories around the world.

He has been a soloist violinist of several orchestras, Director of musical development for Canimex, artistic director of the Classical Festival of Hautes-Laurentides and Productions Acacia Classics.

Alexandre Da Costa plays on a "Guarneri del Gesù" of 1730 or on a Stradivarius "Di Barbaro" of 1727, with a bow Sartory, lent by the company Canimex.

Program: Vitali, Prokofiev, Gardel, Bartók, Sarasate and Monti

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