First Prize at the Master of Strings International Violin Competition!
Congratulations to Alexandra Derkaloustian for winning First Prize at the Master of Strings International Violin Competition!
Alexandra is 13 years old and in grade VI at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music.
Alexandra started taking violin lessons at 6 years old, then entered the Conservatory in 2016 at age 9 under Prof. Cristina Pirlea.
She's been a student of Prof. Ondin Brezeanu since 2018, her violin teacher and mentor.
Alexandra participated at the Yes Academy two years in a row performing with various ensembles, and in June 2019 gave a Ted talk about her passion for music. She has been very active during the 2020 lockdown, taking part in online international violin workshops and pursuing her studies with Prof. Brezeanu. She continues to develop and advance under his careful supervision.
Congratulations to both!
Date of Issue: 01-04-2021