2012 | Classical Album of the Year: Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) with Large Ensemble Accompaniment | Alexandre Da Costa/Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal | | The JUNO Awards

In 1998, at age 18, Alexandre Da Costa obtained a Master’s Degree in violin and went on to study with Zakhar Bron in Europe. In 2010, he received the Virginia-Parker Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Winner of many international first prizes, Alexandre Da Costa has given over a thousand concerts and recitals throughout Canada, the USA, Europe, and Asia. He has performed in major halls such as Vienna’s Musikverein, Berlin’s Philharmonie, New York’s Carnegie Hall, and played with prestigious orchestras such as the London Royal Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony, the Berlin Symphony, the Hamburg Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, the Prague Philharmonic and the Toronto Symphony. He has worked with conductors such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Leonard Slatkin, Matthias Bamert, Günter Herbig and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
As recording artist, he has 16 CDs for XXI-21 Records, ATMA and Octave/Universal. In 2011, he released his recording of the concertos by Amercian composer Michael Daugherty, with the Montreal Symphony under Pedro Halffter for Warner Classics and Acacia Classics. He now records for Warner Classics International, Acacia Classics/Universal and JVC/Victor.
Alexandre Da Costa now plays the 1727 “Di Barbaro” Stradivarius and a Sartory bow, loaned by Canimex.