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Destination Edinburgh #2: Meet Alexandra Cooreman from Belgium

Alexandra Cooreman
Alexandra Cooreman
Photo by: Hadrien Hanse
Posted 24 July 2018 at 15:04

In the second part of Destination Edinburgh, our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Young Musicians, we introduce you to Alexandra Cooreman who will represent Belgium, playing the violin.

Alexandra was selected internally by broadcaster RTBF to represent her country at the 19th edition of Eurovision Young Musicians. Belgium made its debut in 1986, and participated ten times before withdrawing after the 2006 edition. This year they are back, with Alexandra Cooreman playing the violin.

Who is Alexandra Cooreman?

Alexandra was born in Brussels in 2003 and is from both Belgian and Polish descent. Around the age of five, she began to play the violin at the Academy of Music, Dance and Speech Arts Berchem-Sainte-Agatha. In 2012, Alexandra gave a public performance with the Orchestre de Chambre de Waterloo directed by Ulysse Waterlot and in 2013, she participated in an international competition called Bravo!. She also won the first Grand Prize of the Fondation Arthur Grumiaux and the Prize Bärenreiter. Besides these victories, Alexandra became the Absolute Laureate of the Kocian Violin Competition in the Czech Republic.
In 2014, Alexandra became the First Laureate category A at the Music Competition Breughel, and she played in the Czech Republic with The Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice under the direction of Petr Louzensky. In that same year, Alexandra played several concerts with Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie and at the Christmas Concert in the Royal Palace in Belgium, directed by Franck Braley. In April 2015, Alexandra was selected for Augustin Dumay’s public masterclasses at the Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris. This foundation of the internationally known fashion brand aims to promote and support contemporary artistic creation for a wide French and international audience.
In April 2016, Alexandra participated in the Masterclass of Augustin Dumay which was recorded by The Masterclass Media Foundation. She performed solo with the Gulbenkian Orchestra Lisbon, conducted by Augustin Dumay and in 2016 and 2017 she participated in the International Academy of Music of Yuri Bashmet in Sochi, Russia. In March 2017, she was selected by the public Masterclass of Guiliano Carmignola.
Since 2013, Alexandra has been studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel under the direction of Augustin Dumay and Tatiana Samouil:

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Alexandra Cooreman
Photo by: Hadrien Hanse
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JZ
Josianne Zwart