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  • Spot on Early Music
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  • Martin Sillaber
  • Sonoko Asabuki
  • Rebekka Brunner
  • Joan Calabuig
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  • Vincent Flückiger
  • Alexandre Foster
  • Christian Holenstein
  • Alvaro Iborra Jimenéz
  • Shai Kribus
  • Rachel Stroud
Alexandre Foster

Alexandre FosterCello

Spot on: «…the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live (…) the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn…» (J. Kerouac)

The canadian cellist Alexandre Foster has been recognized both for his refined approach to music-making and his high versatility of playing. As a baroque and a modern cellist, he has, over the years, performed with leading artists of both fields in some of the most prestigious halls of Europe.

Among his teachers were David Ellis, Thomas Demenga, Conradin Brotbek, Rainer Schmidt, Anton Kernjak, Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados. He also obtained a Master of Arts in Early Music under the tutelage of Christophe Coin at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.

A devoted chamber musician, Alexandre Foster is a founding-member of the Calvino Trio, with whom he has played all over the world. The ensemble was awarded the First Prize «Norbert Schenkel» in 2015 at the Jeunesse Musicale Competition (Switzerland) and in 2016 the First Prize «Orpheus» at the Swiss Chamber Music Competition. He also collaborated with artists such as Anton Kernjak, Tobias Schabenberger, Adelina Oprean and Conradin Brotbek. In 2010, he was distinguished for the world premiere of the Hermann Keller cello sonata, recorded live by SWR 2 Radio. Since 2020, he is also the cellist of the Basler Streichquartett.

After teaching more than four years at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart and at the Hochschule der Künste in Bern, he now teaches at the Musikschule Konservatorium in Bern. He is regularly invited to give Masterclasses across Europe.

www.alexandrefoster.com