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Alexandra Conunova

Born in 1988 in Moldavia, Alexandra Conunova won the First Prize at the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hanover in 2012. The jury greeted unanimously her virtuosity, impressed by her technique and musicality. In 2015 she was awarded by the International Competition in Singapore and won the Third Prize at the Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in Moscow (the First prize was not awarded).

Alexandra regularly performs as a soloist with major orchestras such as Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra de la Svizzera Italiana, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, NDR Hannover, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Radio Saarbrücken, Mariinsky Orchestra Saint Petersburg, National Philharmonic of Russia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Orchestre National de Lyon, Insula Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Orchestra di Teatro Regio Torino, Sevilla Orchestra, Israel Camerata, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Vienna and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras…

She collaborates with world-renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Andris Poga, Theodor Curentzis, Lawrence Foster, John Axelrod, Laurence Equilbey, Lio Kuokman, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Simonov, Gianandrea Noseda… Alexandra regularly performs at prestigious festivals such as Verbier, Montreux Septembre Musical, Gstaad, BBC Londres, Ferrara Musica, Accademia Santa Cecilia Roma, Hamburg Martha Argerich Festival, Bonn, Colmar, Menton, La Roque d’Anthéron, Evian, Radio France Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence Easter Festival, Besançon, Folles Journées in Nantes and Tokyo, ARK Festival, Australia Festival of Chamber Musicin Townswille, Riga Jurmala Music Festival… As a chamber musician, Alexandra collaborates with with Michail Lifits, Renaud Capuçon, Edgar Moreau, Denis Kozhukhin, David Kadouch, Julian Rachlin, Andreas Ottensamer, Thomas Hoppe, Gérard Caussé, Boris Brovtsyn, Jean Rondeau…

Committed to contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects, Alexandra has performed Philip Glass’ First Violin Concerto with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and David Inbal as part of the Ballet Minimal Maximal. She recently recorded Jean-Pascal Beintus’ Suite de Concert sur le Petit Prince d’après Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, with musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra and Quentin Hindley.

Nominated « Maître ès Arts » by the Moldavian President, she founded a charity Foundation « ArtaVie » in her home town Chisinau to help disabled young music students.

Alexandra’s first recording of Prokofiev Violin Sonatas with Michail Lifits (for Aparté) was internationally acclaimed : « This recording reveals Conunova as a major artist – in terms of both technical assurance and interpretative daring… I can’t recommend their freshly considered, vividly recorded interpretations highly enough. » (Gramophone). She recorded Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Laurence Equilbey and Insula Orchestra (Erato, 2019). Alexandra plays the Guarneri del Gesu 1730 « von Vecsey » violin.

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