Cinque Artist Management welcomes renowned young Canadian violinist, Alexandre Da Costa, winner of many national and international first prizes, including the International Violin Competition Pablo Sarasate, Sylva Gelber Foundation Award from the Canada Council for the Arts, and in 2010, the prestigious Virginia-Parker Prize, one of Canada’s highest cultural distinctions.
Newly based as Head of Strings at the renowned West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University, Alexandre Da Costa has given close to two thousand concerts and recitals throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. He has performed the major halls of Vienna (Musikverein), Berlin (Philharmonie), New York (Carnegie Hall), Beijing (Poly-Theater) and beyond. He has played and recorded as guest soloist with orchestras including London’s Royal Philharmonic, the Vienna, Berlin, Montreal and Toronto Symphony Orchestras, the Dresden, Bergen, Buffalo and Prague Philharmonic Orchestras, the BBC Concert Orchestra, the National TV and Radio Orchestra of Spain, the YOA Orchestra of the Americas and many more. In 2012, Alexandre won the Juno Award (Canada’s music industry award) for ‘Best Classical Album’ – learn more about him here.