Alexandre Da Costa
GEN
Born in
Montreal, Canada
Studies
Reina Sofia Superior School of Music (Madrid), ), University for Music and Arts of Vienna (Austria)
Pupil of Zakhar Bron
Highlights

Prizes
JUNO award for Best Classical Album
Virginia-Parker award (Council for the Arts)
Sylva-Gelber award (Council for the Arts)
Sarasate Competition winner

Recordings for

Sony Classical, Warner Classics, Universal Music Group, Naxos, JVC-Victor

Short Biography
In 1998, at age 18, Alexandre Da Costa obtained a Master’s Degree in violin and went on to study with Zakhar Bron in Europe. In 2010, he received the prestigious Virginia-Parker Prize, one of Canada’s highest cultural distinctions.

Winner of many national and international first prizes, Alexandre Da Costa has been guest soloist for nearly two thousand concerts and recitals throughout the Americas, Europe, Oceania and Asia. He has performed in major halls such as Vienna’s Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie, New York's Carnegie Hall, and played with prestigious orchestras such as the London Royal Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony, the Berlin Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony. He has worked with conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Lorin Maazel, Leonard Slatkin, Matthias Bamert, Vasily Petrenko and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Among Da Costa's chamber music colleagues have been Menahem Pressler and Elizabeth Leonskaya.

As a recording artist, he has more than 25 solo Cds, among them, his JUNO award winner recording of the concertos by American composer Michael Daugherty, with the Montreal Symphony under Pedro Halffter for Warner Classics. He now records for Spectra and SONY Classical.
Alexandre Da Costa is also Head of Strings and Associate Professor at the Edith Cowan University, Musical Development Director of the Canimex Foundation, and Artistic Director of the Laurentians Classical Festival of Canada.

Alexandre Da Costa now plays the "Di Barbaro" Stradivarius of 1727 and a Sartory bow, loaned by Canimex.


2016/2017
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