English Arts Chorale

Alexandru-Mihai Bota (viola)

Alexandru was born inTimisoara, Romania. He began studying music at five, the violin at six, and the viola at twelve. For the next four years he was awarded consecutive 1st prizes in the Romanian annual National Music Competition.
In 2013, he joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra as a full-time violist, having toured extensively with the orchestra in Europe, the USA and Hong Kong in 2012. Alexandru has a particular interest in performing on period instruments and playing his own arrangements of Baroque dance. He also enjoys playing jazz and experimental musical improvisations with various groups in jazz concerts and Europen festivals.


Alexandru is a regular member of the English Arts Orchestra or Ensemble, and has recently performed the Samuel Barber String Quartet Op. 11 in EAC concerts in Reigate and St John's College Chapel, Cambridge.