Alix Lagasse (violin) : The Musicians’ Company #MiddayMusic

Alix Lagasse joined the Musicians' Company Young Artists' Programme after winning our Silver Medal at the #RoyalCollegeofMusic in 2016. Here she performs the Brahms Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major, Op. 78. Maria Tarasewicz is on piano. Alix says: "When I was asked to contribute to the Musicians' Company #MiddayMusic series, there was no doubt in my mind that the piece I would perform would be the Brahms rain sonata, for various reasons. It is the last piece both Maria and I performed before the corona virus pandemic hit Europe and the UK, and also the last piece Maria performed before she gave birth to her beautiful baby boy Theodore in February. It only seemed appropriate that after all the tumultuous months that have gone by, and months of not seeing each other or playing together, this would be the first piece we would pick up again. The music really soothes my soul, and as I am writing this, a second lockdown in the UK was announced yesterday, so my wish is that this very music, and our performance of it can do the same thing for many other people. I feel extremely fortunate to be supported by some wonderful organisations such as The Musician’s Company, and I believe very strongly that music can get us through whatever hardship comes at us next." Belgian violinist Alix Lagasse just recently joined the #LSO in January 2019. Born in Antwerp in 1991, Alix graduated from the Artist Diploma Course at the #RoyalCollegeofMusic with Itzhak Rashkovsky in 2017, after having completed her Masters degree at the same institution. She was awarded a Musicians' Company Silver Medal for her outstanding musical achievements and her ongoing dedication to the RCM. Alix has won several prizes in international competitions, such as First Prize in the UFAM International Violin Competition in Paris, Prix National Edouard Deru Competition, Young Soloists Competition, and Young Tenuto Competition. She became a laureate in the Lions European Musical Competition and won first prize in the Belgian Dexia Classics Competition. Alix made her concerto debut with the Brabants Orkest and has since then performed with the Sinfonia Rotterdam, the South Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestre de Chambre de Wallonie, the Kamerorkest van Vlaanderen, the Collegium Instrumentale Brugense and the Essex Young People’s Orchestra. She has given solo recitals across Europe (i.a. UK, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Sweden) and the USA in venues such as the Palais des Beaux Arts, Flagey Brussel and the Frits Philips Concert Hall Eindhoven. With her duo partner Maria Tarasewicz, Alix continues to gives recitals across the UK and the continent. Passionate about teaching as well as performing, Alix currently holds a professorship at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. -------------------------------------------------- Musicians' Company Profile - Musiicas' Company Interview (2017) - About our Silver Medals - -------------------------------------------------- Join our weekly #MiddayMusic e-news at #MiddayMusic is supported by generous donations from the public, along with funds from the Musicians' Company’s Prince’s Prize which received a generous endowment in 2015 from The Eranda Rothschild Foundation and Rothschilds Bank, in memory of Leopold de Rothschild, a Liveryman of the Musicians’ Company for over 50 years. Donate to support The Musicians' Company Young Artists -