Saturday, July 15, 2023

Liam Alexander | 3rd Prize | Violin | 10th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Nine-year-old violinist David Liam Alexander (USA/Romania) was born in U.S.A. and began learning the violin when he was 5 years old. He currently studies violin under Magdalena Ursu, a violin professor at the “Dinu Lipatti” National Arts High School in Bucharest, Romania.

At a young age, Liam is already an accomplished violinist with several international competition prizes. In 2023, he won 1st prize at 2023 Music Singapore International Piano & Violin Competition, S.E. Aphrodite Voice Cyprus International Music Competition, and at the Concursul Napocensis Music, Romania. In 2022, some of his recent awards include 1st place at the Chambana International Music Competition in Champaign, Illinois; 3rd prize at the Enkor International Violin Competition; the Gold Medal at the North American Virtuoso International Music competition (NAVI); 1st prize at the Muse International Music Competition (Greece); 1st prize at the Geneva International Competition - Melos (Switzerland); 1st prize in the Charleston International Music Competition; 3rd prize in the American Music Talent Competition in Washington D.C., and 1st prize of excellence at the International Competition Scherzo, Romania. In 2021, Liam won 3rd prize at the International Competition “Remember Enescu”; 1st prize in the Music Box International Online Contest; 1st prize at the “George Manoliu” Competition in Romania. Additionally, Liam was awarded several special prizes such as 1st prize and the prize for best interpretation of a Romanian work sponsored by the ‘Remember Enescu” Foundation at the 2021 “Paul Constantinescu” Competition in Romania. In 2020, Liam won 1st prize in the “Violin Doc” International Online Festival; 3rd prize and the special prize for the youngest violinist at the Online Prestissimo International Violin Competition; Special Prize for Virtuosity at the International Festival Rezonante Muzicale.

In summer 2022, Liam participated in the Harpa International Music Academy (HIMA) USA, an intensive summer music academy for strings and string chamber music on the Lake Erie shore in Northeast Ohio.

Besides violin, Liam loves to read, play the piano, draw, and spend time with his friends.

1. Praeludium and Allegro, Fritz Kreisler, 5'52"

2. Introduction and Polonaise from Arabesken, No. 12, Carl Bohm, 3'31"