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Associate Professor Alexandre Da Costa-Graveline

Associate Professor

Contact Information Telephone: +61 8 9370 6302, Mobile: 0432627360, Email: a.dacosta@ecu.edu.au, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML2.109
Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 9370 6302
Mobile: 0432627360
Email: a.dacosta@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML2.109  

 

Alexandre is the Associate Professor of Classical Music - Strings, at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Background

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, and Artistic Director of the Laurentians Classical Festival of Canada.

Alexandre Da Costa plays the “Deveault” Stradivarius of 1701 loaned by his friends Guy and Maryse Deveault.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Music, Canada, 1998.
  • Graduate Advanced Studies II (Master Degree Equivalent), Canada, 1998.
  • Diploma of Intermediate Studies in Violin, Canada, 1995.

Research Student Supervision

Associate Supervisor

  • Master of Arts (Performing Arts),  The Viola Works Of Benjamin Dale: A Contextual Study. Two Lecture-recitals -and- An Exegesis
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