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ALEXANDRA SWITALA

USA      

  • date of birth: February 12, 1993
  • graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Ida Kavafian and Pamela Frank;
  • currently studies with Ilya Kaler at the Cleveland Institute of Music;
  • she has received the tutelage of renowned performers and teachers such as Pinchas Zukerman, Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Masao Kawasaki and David Cerone;
  • passionate chamber musician, studied with members of the Cavani, Orion, Mendelssohn, and Guarneri string quartets, and has competed at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with multiple chamber ensembles.

Prizes: Sphinx Competition, the Cooper International Competition, Klein International Competition

Program:

First Round

Bach Adagio and Fugue from Sonata in G minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major K. 216

Paganini Caprice No. 15

Second Round

Schubert Rondo in B minor for Violin and Piano D. 895

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 10 in G major Op. 96

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Ysaÿe Sonata No. 3 in D minor for Solo Violin Op. 27, Ballade

Semifinal

Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major Op. 78

Enescu Sonata No. 2 in F minor for Violin and Piano Op. 6

Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme Op. 15

Final

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor Op. 47