Alexandra Cooreman, violin
Born in Brussels in 2003, Alexandra Cooreman, a Belgian and Polish national, began playing the violin at the age of five at the Music Academy of Berchem-Sainte-Agathe.
She has participated in many competitions, among them the international Bravo! Competition, the International Young Talent Music Competition in Belgium, the Kocian Violin Competition in the Czech Republic, and the Breughel Music Competition, winning the first prize every year. Alexandra has performed several concerts with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, including the Christmas Concert at the Royal Palace in 2014, with the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in Saas-Fee and with the Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice in the Czech Republic. She has participated in several of Augustin Dumay’s public masterclasses recorded by the Masterclass Media Foundation, and those of such renowned musicians as Yuri Bashmet, Giuliano Carmignola, Philip Setzer, Pavel Vernikov, Jean-Claude Vanden Eyden and Michaela Martin. In 2016 Alexandra performed as a soloist with the Gulbenkian Orchestra of Lisbon conducted by Augustin Dumay during the Queen Elisabeth Music Cruise.
In December 2017 she performed in duet with Renaud Capuçon in Flagey with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie conducted by Frank Braley. Since October 2018 Alexandra has been studying, in collaboration with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, at the Reina Sofia in Madrid with Ana Chumachenco and Zohrab Tadevosyan. Alexandra participated in August 2018 in the Eurovision Young Musicians competition in Edinburgh, where she represented Belgium. In 2019, Alexandra performed with the Ensemble Orchestral conducted by Jean-Claude Vanherentals and the European Philharmonia conducted by Walter Proost.
Alexandra has been perfecting her skills at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel since 2013, under the direction of Augustin Dumay.