Alexandra Tirsu receives Ida Haendel`s Stradivari

London's J & A Beare has loaned the 1699 Ida Haendel Stradivarius to the 30-year-old Moldovan-Romanian violinist Alexandra Tirsu.

The 1699 Stradivari violin formerly played by Polish-born violinist Ida Haendel will be played by Alexandra Tirsu. The loan was facilitated by Beare’s International Violin Society through J&A Beare’s.

’Delighted to play on the Ida Haendel Stradivari on loan from JP Charitable Foundation,’ said Tirsu on social media. She will play the instrument for her debut recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, on which she will perform ’Exciting and very personal repertoire: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto,  Beethoven Romances and a Violin Concerto written and dedicated to me by amazing Paul Lorenz,’ she continued.

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with Ex Ida Haendel Stradivari © Damián Posse Photography

Interview fro PRIMA ORA Moldova (in romanian )

Alexandra Tirsu wins Audience Prize and the Third Prize at ARD International Music Competition in Munich.

Alexandra Tirsu wins Audience Prize and the Third Prize at the ARD International Music Competition 2021. Additionally she was awarded the Prize for the best 20th Century Work ( For Enescu 3rd Violin Sonata ) as well as Gewa and Henle Prize.

First Prize was awarded to Seiji Okamoto and Second Prize to Dmitry Smirnov.

Ard International Music Competition was held in Munich, Germany from 7-12 of September 2021.

Listen to finals :

ARD Finals

To read more about the finals:

Alexandra Tirsu – CMC – Crans Montana Classics (Video)

Michael Guttman , Alexandra Tirsu , Elise Lehec, Jing Zhao .