Sasha Rozhdestvensky is considered one of Russia’s finest young violinists. He has worked with many of the world’s renowned conductors, including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Valery Gergiev, Vernon Handley, Jacques Mercier, Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Gerard Schwartz. He has appeared internationally with many leading orchestras including the Bayerische Staatsorchester, Boston Symphony orchestra, L’Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, The Mariinsky Orchestra, The Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, The Tonhalle Orchester Zurich and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony.
He has appeared at major festivals including the BBC Proms, Tanglewood, Schleswig-Holstein, Gstaad, Istanbul, Colmar, Ravinia, Florida, Taormina, Sienna, Lockenhaus, Montreux. Sasha has recorded numerous works for Thesis and Chandos, including the Double Concerto (Concerto Grosso No.6), written by Alfred Schnittke especially for him and Viktoria Postnikova. Most recently he recorded The Glazunov Violin concerto and Shostakovich Violin Concerto N1 with The State Symphony Capella of Russia and Gennady Rozhdestvensky, the complete works of Tchaikovsky for violin and piano with Josiane Marfurt and the complete works of Ravel.
His dedication to contemporary music is highlighted through close contact with several eminent composers, such as Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina and Giya Kancheli. He also devotes his time to the performance of traditional Latin American music together with the instrumental group “Ambar” and “Paris Gotan Trio”. Both groups recently released CDs “El Diablo Suelto” and “Champan Rosado”
Sasha studied at the Central Music School in Moscow, the Moscow Conservatory, the Paris Conservatoire and the Royal College of Music in London with Dr. Felix Andrievsky, Zinaida Gilels, Maya Glezarova and Gérard Poulet.
He plays several violins, among which are a Guarneri del Gesù and a Stradivari loaned to him by the Stradivari Society. He recently became an ambassador for the Stradivari Society.
Faculties / departments: Strings