Alex Lecarme

A native of Grasse, France, Alexandre Lecarme joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at the start of the 2008-09 season and holds the Nancy and Richard Lubin chair.

As an avid chamber musician, Mr. Lecarme has appeared on the Rockport Chamber Music Festival series, the Hammond Performing Arts Series, the Copley Society Series, Hebron and Thayer Academy Concert Series, Temple Emmanuel Chamber Music Series, and the chamber music series of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

As a founding member of the Tancrede Trio, Lecarme has performed extensively in the United States and Europe. Highlight performances include concerts at Shermetiev Palace in St. Petersburg for the 300th anniversary of the city, Opera de Nice, and Salle Olivier Messiaen in Grenoble, France.

Alexandre is a founding member of the acclaimed Boston Cello Quartet, lauded by Gramophone as playing “with a blend of suavity, succulent vibrato and a shimmering passion that serves the music beautifully.”

Mr. Lecarme has participated at the Pablo Casals, Domaine Forget, Kneisel Hall and Norfolk Chamber Music Festivals, and has collaborated with distinguished artists including Roman Totenberg, Seymour Lipkin and members of the Tokyo String Quartet.

Alexandre graduated with the Premier Prix de Violoncelle from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1997. Mr. Lecarme received the Artist Diploma and a Master of Music degree from Boston University as recipient of the Cohen Foundation Grant and the Dean's Scholarship. His major teachers have included Jean-Marie Gamard in Paris, and David Soyer and Andrés Díaz at Boston University.

Mr. Lecarme performs on a cello made by José Contreras in 1746, generously on loan from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.