The WA Academy of Performing Arts welcomes new head of string Alexandre Da Costa. The Canadian violinist will make his debut Perth performance this Saturday August 16th at 7:30pm.

 The violin prodigy obtained his masters in violin at the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec and also holds a piano degree from the University of Montreal and postgraduate degree at Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kuns.

Alex will be officially relocating to Perth from Montreal in January with his wife Martine and baby boy Mattenzo. Like many international artists Perth’s lifestyle and weather was part of the attraction.

” I know that Perth will become my own little paradise where I will be able to help a new generation of string players achieve their goals and professionally live with music daily.” Da Costa says. “The city of Perth is such an inspiration thanks to its beauty and charm, and from the first moment I arrived I knew that my connection to the land of Australia and the West Coast in particular was one that would be very special.”
 Da Costa’s goals for his time at WAAPA are ambitious:

“Working with the wonderful team of WAAPA will be a joy, and together we shall build one of the strongest string programs in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Da Costa plays a 1730 “Guarneri del Gesù” with a Sartory bow, loaned by Canimex.