ALEXANDER LOZOWSKI   Violin

Alexander Lozowski

Born in Alberta, Alexander Lozowski began violin lessons at the age of 5. He later completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees at McGill University and the University of Toronto, while serving as Concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada.

Still a student, he became involved in chamber music, performing concerts for the Arts and Letters Society, the Syrinx Series and at Roy Thomson Hall. In Montreal he has played for the Allegra Series, Music Camerata, the Concerts de la Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, the West Island Chamber Society and Serenata. For several years he was a guest artist of the Chamber Players of Mostly Mozart at Monteux in Hancock, Maine.

He began his orchestral career at  the age of 23 when he was appointed a first violinist with the Orchestre Metropolitain, later serving as Concertmaster of the Montreal Chamber Orchestra. He regularly performs with leading orchestral ensembles of Canada and has performed tours of Asia, Europe and the United States with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, with whom he has also played in New York's Carnegie Hall.

Avidly interested in musical outreach, he has played in hospitals, homeless shelters, extended care facilities, and other non-traditional venues.

Awards have included grants from the Anne Burrows Foundation, the Winspear Foundation, the Chalmers Foundation and the Alberta Arts Foundation.