"Her violin sang with all the dark, sultry passion of a Carmen. The audience loved her and were rewarded with a beautifully reflective Telemann encore."
"She gave a fiery, impulsive and edgy account of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto, flamboyant and scorching, but she inhabited the work, her virtuosity serving the music and her particular view of it. Soumm has a generous spirit and found real soul in the slow movement."" (Detroit Symphony Orchestra | Leonard Slatkin | Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47"
French violinist Alexandra Soumm is equally at home in concerto and chamber music repertoire. Involved in pedagogical, social and humanitarian activities for over 10 years, Alexandra has performed with major orchestras around the world, such as the Philharmonic orchestras of Los Angeles, Baltimore, London and Israel. Most recently she embarked on a tour of South America with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal under the direction of Kent Nagano. Alexandra keeps strong musical ties to Japan, Great Britain and her native France, through her BBC and LMM Prizes. Alexandra loves exploring a large range of musical repertoire, from Baroque times until today. A strong believer of interdisciplinarity, she collaborates on a regular basis with contemporary composers, choreographers and theater directors. A passionate teacher she communicates her joy for music, through numerous masterclasses and performs frequently on tours with youth orchestras. In 2012, Alexandra co-founded Esperanz’Arts, a non profit organization and platform uniting over 100 artists, all volunteers from different artistic backgrounds who bring their art performing concerts for isolated audiences, in hospitals, schools, prisons and homeless shelters.