3rd prize and audience-award winner of the prestigious ARD Competition 2021, the young Moldovan violinist Alexandra Tirsu, who completed her undergraduate studies with Pavel Vernikov in Vienna and Janine Jansen in Sion later on, is fast gaining recognition as one of the leading violinists of her generation. Further a laureate of the Seoul International Music Competition in 2018 and Osaka International Competition in 2014, her performances have garnered highly critical acclaim around the world in publications such as The Strad, Classical Music Magazine or Süddeutsche Zeitung among many others.
Recent performances have seen her collaborate with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Arthur Rubinstein Philharmonic that immediately resulted in a re-invitation, the Orquesta Reino de Aragón, the Orquesta Fimarmónica Marchigiana, the Incheon Philharmonic and the Orquesta Vigo 430.
Alexandra has performed at the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Herkules Saal and Prinzregententheater in Munich, the Elbphilharmonie and Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Ateneul Român in Bucharest, the Seoul Arts Center, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center and the Beijing Concert Hall.
Among others Alexandra performed also at the Crans Montana Classics Festival and Sion Music Festival in Switzerland.
The 2022 season includes debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra, Kiev Virtuosi Orchestra, see her return to the Sion Festival and lead her to collaborations with Sol Gabetta, Ilian Garnet, Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Ioana Cristina Goicea and Richard Galliano.
She has performed under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, Gabriel Bebeselea, Jose Maria Moreno, Dmitri Jurowsky, Radoslaw Szulc and collaborated with musicians such as Ivry Gitlis, Michael Guttman, Daishin Kashimoto, Alexander Chaushian, Friedrich Thiele, Razvan Popovici, Uto Ughi, Diemut Poppen, Boris Brovtsyn, Vladimir Landsmann, Svetlana Makarova, Levon Chilingirian and Kyril Zlotnikov.
An advocate of bringing violin music to wider audiences, she regularly collaborates with the celebrated music-comedy duo Igudesman & Joo.
London’s J & A Beare has loaned Alexandra Tirsu the 1699 Ida Haendel Stradivarius.