Violin eXtreme

Join Alexandre Da Costa - the authentic rock star of the violin - in a world where extreme virtuosity and musical fireworks meet sensitivity and the power of attraction.

PERFORMED BY ALEXANDRE DA COSTA
ACCOMPANIED BY FRENCH PIANIST JEREMY ESKENAZI
GUEST APPEARANCE BY PENRITH STRINGS ENSEMBLE

 

I was delighted: what a violinist, beauty of sound, fastest fingers I have heard yet, the good taste to play different styles and great humour. Chapeau! Leon Spierer (Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster 1963-1993)

Join Alexandre Da Costa in a world where extreme violin virtuosity and musical fireworks meet sensitivity and the power of attraction.

The authentic Rock Star of the violin, Alexandre Da Costa is a true Alpha male of the fiddle! Playing with heroism, magic and fire…you will feel the power of Alexandre and his violin. Featuring famous tangos, gypsy music and other well-known works on the high wire, and maybe even a few special effects, this is violin as you’ve never seen it before!

Alexandre will be joined on stage by students from Western Sydney’s very own Penrith Strings Ensemble, the next generation of String Xtremists!

 

Standard $55    Concession $50

High Street Subscribers $44 / $40

Buy tickets »

(High Street Subscribers, please email boxoffice@jspac.com.au or call 4723 7600 for your discount code if you’ve not yet received one)

Alexandre Da Costa – violin
Sony Classical artist and Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Alexandre Da Costa was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He showed an uncommon interest for both the violin and piano at a very early age. By the age of nine, he had the astonishing ability to perform his first concerts with stunning virtuosity on both instruments, which brought him recognition as a musical prodigy. Winner of many national and international first prizes, including the International Violin Competition, 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, Berlin, New York, Beijing and beyond. He has played and recorded as guest soloist with more than a 100 different 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.

Jeremy Eskenazi – piano
The holder of a PhD in Performance Practice from the Royal Academy of Music, French pianist Jeremy Eskenazi is a sought-­‐after soloist, chamber musician, scholar and adjudicator. He has performed in many venues, such as the Festival Chopin in Paris, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Saint-­‐Martin-­‐in-­‐the-­‐Fields in London, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Istanbul Opera House. His performances and talks have been broadcast on radio networks including BBC Radio 3, ABC Classic FM, Sveriges Radio 90 år, Classical King FM 98.1, and Houston’s Classical 91.7. In 2011, the record company Divine Art released his CD Rainlight: Evocations of Water for piano solo.

  • Saturday, Mar 25 2017 7:30pm

PERFORMED BY ALEXANDRE DA COSTA
ACCOMPANIED BY FRENCH PIANIST JEREMY ESKENAZI
GUEST APPEARANCE BY PENRITH STRINGS ENSEMBLE

 

I was delighted: what a violinist, beauty of sound, fastest fingers I have heard yet, the good taste to play different styles and great humour. Chapeau! Leon Spierer (Berlin Philharmonic Concertmaster 1963-1993)

Join Alexandre Da Costa in a world where extreme violin virtuosity and musical fireworks meet sensitivity and the power of attraction.

The authentic Rock Star of the violin, Alexandre Da Costa is a true Alpha male of the fiddle! Playing with heroism, magic and fire…you will feel the power of Alexandre and his violin. Featuring famous tangos, gypsy music and other well-known works on the high wire, and maybe even a few special effects, this is violin as you’ve never seen it before!

Alexandre will be joined on stage by students from Western Sydney’s very own Penrith Strings Ensemble, the next generation of String Xtremists!

 

Standard $55    Concession $50

High Street Subscribers $44 / $40

Buy tickets »

(High Street Subscribers, please email boxoffice@jspac.com.au or call 4723 7600 for your discount code if you’ve not yet received one)

Alexandre Da Costa – violin
Sony Classical artist and Winner of the 2012 Juno Award, Alexandre Da Costa was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He showed an uncommon interest for both the violin and piano at a very early age. By the age of nine, he had the astonishing ability to perform his first concerts with stunning virtuosity on both instruments, which brought him recognition as a musical prodigy. Winner of many national and international first prizes, including the International Violin Competition, 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, Berlin, New York, Beijing and beyond. He has played and recorded as guest soloist with more than a 100 different 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.

Jeremy Eskenazi – piano
The holder of a PhD in Performance Practice from the Royal Academy of Music, French pianist Jeremy Eskenazi is a sought-­‐after soloist, chamber musician, scholar and adjudicator. He has performed in many venues, such as the Festival Chopin in Paris, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Saint-­‐Martin-­‐in-­‐the-­‐Fields in London, the Holywell Music Room in Oxford, and the Istanbul Opera House. His performances and talks have been broadcast on radio networks including BBC Radio 3, ABC Classic FM, Sveriges Radio 90 år, Classical King FM 98.1, and Houston’s Classical 91.7. In 2011, the record company Divine Art released his CD Rainlight: Evocations of Water for piano solo.

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