First Prize at the Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hannover in 2012, and prizewinner at the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and at the Singapore International Violin Competition, Alexandra Conunova has been hailed by her virtuosity, warm tone, impressive range of color, and flawless technique. In 2016 she also received the prestigious Fellowship by the Borletti-Buittoni Trust in London.
Recent highlights include engagements with the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille, Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, NFOR, Orchestra Teatro Regio Torino, among others. She frequently performs under the batons of maestros Theodor Currentzis, Mikhail Pletnev, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Lawrence Foster and Gianandrea Noseda, among others.
The 22/23 season will bring her debut at the Tivoli Festival as soloist/conductor of Vivaldi and Piazzola’s Four Seasons, and appearances with the Aalborg Symphony, Bochum Symphony, Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz, NFM Philharmonic, Janacek Philharmonic, Orchestre National Avignon Provence, Norrlandsopera Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife and Orquesta Simfònica de les Illes Balears. She will return to the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, with performances in Lausanne and Geneva, and with the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra.
The upcoming season also features recitals at the Tsinandali Festival, Aix-en-Provence, Schloss-Elmau, Ferrara, as well as a duo-tour with Christian Zacharias, performing Mozart’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano.
Alexandra’s first recording of Prokofiev Violin Sonatas with Michail Liftis, on Aparté, was received with great acclaim: “This recording reveals Conunova as a major artist – in terms of both technical assurance and interpretative daring… I can’t recommend their freshly considered, vividly recorded interpretations highly enough” (Gramophone); “…this is already a candidate for one of the best discs of the year” (The Strad).
In Fall 2020, during COVID-19 lockdown and accompanied by an ensemble of friends and colleagues, she recorded and released Vivaldi’s Four Seasons also on Aparté, obtaining rave reviews: “her last recording as a whole is an exquisitely light and graceful reading from everyone, crowned by ravishingly sweet-toned and dancing filigree lines from Conunova herself”, “her playing is this fabulous: the warm-toned, easy fluidity of her virtuosities; her range of articulation, colour and shading; the subtle spontaneity; the natural shaping.” (Gramophone)
Conunova is regularly invited to the most prestigious festivals, such as Verbier, Gstaad, Montreux, Septembre Musical, Aix-en-Provence, Folle Journée, Besançon, Martha Argerich Festival, Ferrara Musica, Accademia Santa Cecilia…and collaborates as chamber music partner with Martha Argerich, Renaud Capuçon, Gauthier Capuçon, Denis Kozhukhin, Michail Lifits, Andreas Ottensamer, Gérard Caussé, Boris Brovtsyn and Jean Rondeau, among others.
For the last 3 years Alexandra has had the pleasure to work under the guidance and mentoring of one of the world’s leading professor, Edouard Wulfson, in Geneva.
Alexandra currently plays on Giovanni Batistta Guadagnini, ca. 1785 ex “Ida Levin”, on a kind loan from a music lover.