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Alexandre Lecarme

Mischa Nieland chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Alexandre Lecarme headshot with cello


A native of Grasse, France, Alexandre Lecarme joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the start of the 2008-09 season. He graduated with the Premier Prix de Violoncelle from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1997. Mr. Lecarme holds the Artist Diploma and Master of music degrees from Boston University as a recipient of a Cohen Foundation grant and a Dean's scholarship. His major teachers have included Jean-Marie Gamard in Paris, David Soyer, and Andrés Díaz at Boston University. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Lecarme has appeared on the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Hammond Performing Arts Series, Copley Society Series, Hebron and Thayer Academy Concert Series, Temple Emmanuel Chamber Music Series, and the chamber music series of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. As a founding member of the Tancrede Trio, he has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. Highlights include concerts at Shermetiev Palace in St. Petersburg for the 300th Anniversary of the city, Opera de Nice, and Salle Olivier Messiaen, Grenoble, France. Mr. Lecarme has participated at the Pablo Casals, Domaine Forget, Kneisel Hall, and Norfolk Chamber Music festivals, and collaborated with Roman Totenberg, Seymour Lipkin, and members of the Tokyo String Quartet. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Alianza String Quartet. Mr. Lecarme has released CDs for Hammond GMAC Performing Arts of works by Bach, Debussy, Schubert, and Beethoven. A CD of sonatas by Franck and Rachmaninoff will be released in late 2010. Mr. Lecarme performs on a cello made by José Contreras in 1746, generously on loan from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Member of the Boston Cello Quartet.

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