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Gavrilovici Alexandru


Alexandru Gavrilovici was born in Brasov, Romania. After finishing his studies at the Conservatory of Music in Bucharest, he continued his studies with Leonid Kogan, Nathan Milstein and Corrado Romano, participating in the phenomenology of music course run by Maestro Sergiu Celibidache in Mainz and Munchen.

Throughout his study years, he received many prizes in Romania and abroad.

The virtuoso violin player is mostly preoccupied by 20th century music, such as Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Arthur Honegger, Karl Amadeus Hartmann, giving solo performances at prestigious violin concerts: (A. Berg, I. Stravinski, S. Prokofiev, C.Nielsen, M. Rózsa, H. Dutilleux, A. Schnitke, D. Şostakovici, B. Britten). He has also worked alongside world-renowned conductors including Gustav Kuhn, Peter Maag, Rudolf Barshai,Witold Rowicki, Dimitrij Kitjenko, Andrej Borejko, Mario Venzago and Jan Krenz.

He has given numerous chamber music recitals, together with Jürg Wyttenbach, Hans Heinz Schneeberger, and with Patrick and Thomas Demenga.

Alexandru Gavrilovici is known as a soloist but is also frequently invited as professor at numerous international academies and festivals for master classes: Vienna, Bucharest, San Esteban de Gormaz, Tokyo and Chile, and not forgetting his participation at the Yehudi Menuhin Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland.

From 1979 to 2013 Alexandru held the position of concerts maestro at the Berne Symphonic Orchestra in Switzerland.

In 1993 he established the Summer Academy at Sighisoara (Romania), the two week long courses of classical music allows Romanian students a unique opportunity to work with international students and renowned musicians and teachers from around the world. To date the academy has earned an important reputation in Romania and beyond, known under the name of Academia Sighisoara.

Alexandru Gavrilovici lives in Berna and Vienna.