“This is a very gifted violinist who has a bright future ahead of her.”
Prof. Michael Frischenschlager
President of the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition
Born in Mödling, Austria in 1998 into a family of musicians, Austrian-Romanian violinist Alexandra Hauser started to play the violin in 2004 with Luciné Balikian at the McGill Conservatory in Montreal, Canada.
After her studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal (with Josée Aidans and Helmut Lipsky) and at the Schulich School of Music (McGill University, with Axel Strauss), Ms. Hauser completed her Bachelors Diploma in 2020 with Lena Neudauer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Germany and is currently finishing her Masters in Violin Performance.
Participating in numerous competitions, Ms. Hauser was awarded first prize at the Crescendo International competition in 2010 and 2011, which was held in establishments throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. This prize included her debut in Carnegie Hall at the age of 12, followed by an invitation to perform and attend Masterclasses in Saint-Petersburg in June 2011. . In 2013, she was awarded first prize at the FLAME international competition in Paris, France. She has performed in European concert halls as well as in Canada and the US, with her repertoire extending from Baroque to the 21st century.
Ms. Hauser has been attending numerous masterclasses at the Mozarteum Summer academy since 2008, where she met Prof. Michael Frischenschlager in 2011. Prof. Frischenschlager has been a very prominent artistic mentor for her in extending her knowledge about composers such as Bach, Mozart and Kreisler. She has also participated in Masterclasses with soloists Julia Fischer, Laurence Kayaleh, Regina Brandstätter and Mario Hossen, as well as professors Mauro Iurato, Igor Petrushevski, Erich Grünberg and Paul Roczek.
In April 2020, Ms. Hauser would have made her South American Debut performing Brahms Double Concerto with Cellist Edgar Calderon, the Simon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra de Venezuela, and conductor Gonzalo Hidalgo in Caracas, Venezuela. The concert has been postponed due to the pandemic.
Ms. Hauser plays on a French Paul Kaul violin made in Nantes in 1920, which belonged to the famous violist of the Alban Berg Quartet, Thomas Kakuska.