BIOGRAPHY ALEXANDRE CORREIA
Alexandre Correia began his violin studies at the age of 6 at the Academia de Música de Paços de Brandão in Carlos Fontes’ class, continuing his complementary course at the Academia de Música de Santa Maria da Feira in Nancy Frederick’s class. In Augusto Trindade’s class, he completed his degree at the Escola Superior de Artes Aplicadas de Castelo Branco.
During his training, he attended violin Masterclasses with Vladimir Ovcharek, Daniel Stabrawa, Christian Stadelmann, Laurentius Dinca, Shmuel Ashkenazi, Daniel Rowland, and Sofia Woycicka. In pedagogy, he attended Suzuki Method Workshops with Rui Fernandes and Betty Haag-Kunkhe.
He collaborated with various orchestral ensembles such as the Youth Orchestra of Santa Maria da Feira, the Portuguese Orchestra of Music Schools, the Póvoa de Varzim Symphony Orchestra, the ESMAE Sinfonietta Orchestra, the ESART Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Clássica do Centro, the Algarve Orchestra, the Sine Nomine Orchestra, and the Portuguese Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of conductors such as Leonardo de Barros, Tugan Sokhiev, Virgílio Caseiro, Rui Massena, Pedro Carneiro, Ivo Cruz, Luís Carvalho, Osvaldo Ferreira, Cesário Costa, Joana Carneiro, Marc Tardue, Martin André, Omri Hadari, Ernest Schelle, António Saiote, and António Vitorino d’Almeida. With these ensembles, he recorded for the labels Numérica and Universidade de Aveiro and lived for RTP, SIC, and Antena 2 radio.
He led violin Masterclasses at the Academia de Música e Dança do Fundão, the Academia de Música de Paços de Brandão, the Academia de Música de Oliveira de Azeméis, the Póvoa de Varzim Music School, the Calouste Gulbenkian Music Conservatory of Aveiro, the Seia Music Conservatory, among others.
He was a jury member of the D’Arcos Regional Competition, and the Cidade do Porto National Violin Competition.
He has been a teacher at the Porto Music Conservatory since 2011, where he also serves as Coordinator of the Curricular Department of String Instruments. His class includes students who have won awards in national and international competitions.