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Sasha Rozhdestvensky

Sasha Rozhdestvensky is considered to be one of Russia’s finest young violinists. Yehudi Menuhin pronounced him to be “one of the most talented and refined violinists of his generation”, while the legendary violinist Ivry Gitlis said, “He belongs to the great line of outstanding artists. His approach and relationship to music and the violin are intense, highly sensitive and intelligent.”

He has appeared internationally with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian State Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of La Scala, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the West Australia Symphony Orchestra among others.

Among the conductors with whom Sasha Rozhdestvensky has worked with are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Valery Gergiev, Lois Langrée, Avi Ostrowsky, George Pehlivanian, Vladimir Ponkin, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and Christopher Warren-Green. He has also appeared at major festivals such as the BBC Proms and the Tanglewood and distinguished halls including the Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, La Scala, Milan, always to great acclaim.

Sasha Rozhdestvensky records for the Thesis and Chandos labels, his recordings include Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto Grosso No. 6 with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1 and Glazunov’s Violin Concerto with the State Symphony Capella of Russia under the baton of Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.

Sasha studied at the the Moscow Conservatory, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music in London. He plays several violins, among which are a Guarneri del Gesu and a Stradivari on loan to him from the Stradivari Society. He has recently become an ambassador of the Stradivari Society.

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