Alexandra Soumm

Musician

Born in Moscow, Alexandra Soumm started to play violin with his father when she was 5. She gave her first concert two years later. Then, she continued her studies in Vienna with famous teacher Boris Kuschnir and won the Eurovision contest in 2004.

Alexandra Soumm is a multifaceted artist, at ease both in concertos and chamber music. In the latest years, she has been collaborating with different orchestras such as the Zurich chamber orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, the Frankfurt radio symphonic orchestra, the symphonic orchestra of Trondheim, the National philharmonic orchestra of Russia, the Israel philharmonic orchestra, the NHK, the Metropolitan orchestra of Tokyo under the direction of Muhai Tang, Gilbert Varga, Peter Csaba, Lionel Bringuier, Thomas Sondergard, Vladimir Spivakov, Yoel Levi, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Herbert Blomstedt.

As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Louvre auditorium (Paris), the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Bruxelles), the Wigmore Hall of London, the City of London Festival and Toppan Hall (Tokyo). She has also given concerts during several international festivals: Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Deauville, Menton, Montpellier, Saint-Denis, Strasbourg, Verbier and the Sommets Musicaux of Gstaad. She is very committed to the Académie Internationale Seiji Ozawa in Switzerland, with which she has been collaborating for ten years now.

In 2014/15 seasons, Alexandra has started playing with the London Philharmonic and the Bayerisher Rundfunk of Munich. Then, she has been performing again with the BBC Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Orchestra Svizzera Italiana.

In addition to the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, in France she has been playing with the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre national d’Ile de France, the Orchestre national de Lyon, that of Montpellier and very recently with the Orchestre national de Bordeaux-Aquitaine.

In the Great Britain, she has been appointed New Generation Artist (BBC Radio 3) from 2010 to 2012, having then the opportunity to play with most BBC orchestras. In 2012, she also was the laureate of the Music Masters of London.

Alexandra Soumm recorded two albums for Claves label: the first concertos by Max Bruch and Niccolo Paganini, as well as the complete sonatas for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg with David Kadouch.

As she currently lives in Paris, in 2012 she decided to create with two friends the Esperanz’Arts association, the result of a four-year-long commitment in charity and artistic projects.

In 2013, she was appointed sponsor of El Sistema France.

Alexandra plays a Giovanni Baptista Guadagnini violin (1785) known as the ‘ex-Kavakos’. The loan of the instrument has been arranged through Florian Leonhard Fine Violins, London.