Alexandra Conunova - NOSPR
Born in 1988 in Moldavia, Alexandra Conunova won the First Prize at the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hanover in 2012. In 2015 she was awarded by the International Competition in Singapore and won the Third Prize at the Tchaikovsky Violin Competition in Moscow.
Alexandra regularly performs as a soloist with major orchestras such as Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, National Philharmonic of Russia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre Pasdeloup, Orchestre National de Lyon, Insula Orchestra, Camerata Bern, Orchestra del Teatro Regio Torino, Royal Seville Symphony Orchestra, Israel Camerata, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Vienna and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras.
She collaborates with world-renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Spivakov, Andris Poga, Teodor Currentzis, Lawrence Foster, John Axelrod, Laurence Equilbey, Lio Kuokman, Mikhail Pletnev, Yuri Simonov, Gianandrea Noseda.
Alexandra Conunova regularly performs at prestigious festivals in Verbier, Montreux, Gstaad, London, Ferrara, Rome, Hamburg,, Bonn, Colmar, Menton, La Roque-d’Anthéron, Évian, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Besançon, Nantes, Tokyo, Townsville, Riga.
As a chamber musician, she collaborates 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, she has performed Philip Glass’ First Violin Concerto with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande as part of the Minimal Maximal – Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève. 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.
Nominated Maître ès Arts by the Moldovan President, she founded a charity Foundation ArtaVie in Chisinau to help disabled young music students.
Her first recording of Prokofiev's Violin Sonatas with Michail Lifits (for Aparté) was internationally acclaimed. She also recorded Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with Insula Orchestra (Erato).