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Alexandre Lecarme

Mischa Nieland chair, endowed in perpetuity, Boston Symphony Orchestra

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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. Lecarme holds an artist diploma and Master of Music from Boston University, which he attended as a recipient of a Cohen Foundation grant and a dean's scholarship. His major teachers have included David Soyer, Jean-Marie Gamard in Paris, and Andrés Díaz at Boston University.

An avid chamber musician, Lecarme has appeared at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Hammond Performing Arts Series, Copley Society Series, Hebron and Thayer Academy Concert Series, Temple Emmanuel Chamber Music Series, as well as with the BSO’s chamber music series. As a founding member of the Tancrede Trio, he has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. Highlights include concerts at Opera de Nice, Shermetiev Palace in St. Petersburg for the 300th anniversary of the city’s founding, and Salle Olivier Messiaen in Grenoble, France.

Lecarme has performed at the Pablo Casals, Domaine Forget, Kneisel Hall, and Norfolk Chamber Music festivals, and has collaborated with artists like Roman Totenberg, Seymour Lipkin, and members of the Tokyo String Quartet. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Alianza String Quartet.

Lecarme has released CDs for Hammond GMAC Performing Arts featuring works by Bach, Debussy, Schubert, Franck, Rachmaninoff, and Beethoven.

He performs on a cello made by José Contreras in 1746, generously on loan from the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Lecarme is a member of the Boston Cello Quartet.

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