Sasha Rozhdestvensky


Sasha Rozhdestvensky is considered to be one of today’s finest Russian violinists. Yehudi Menuhin pronounced him to be “one of the most talented and refined violinists of his generation”.
He has appeared internationally with leading ensembles such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of “La Scala”, Mariinsky Orchestra…
Among the conductors with whom Sasha Rozhdestvensky has worked are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Jean Claude Casadesus, Valery Gergiev, Theodor Guschlbauer, Vernon Handley, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Gerard Schwartz, Vladimir Yurovski, Guoyong Zhang…
Sasha’s recordings include the Concerto Grosso No.6 by Alfred Schnittke with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic (Chandos). He premiered this concerto, which was written especially for him and Viktoria Postnikova in 1994. He subsequently recorded Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 and Glazunov’s Concerto with Gennady Rozhdestvensky and the State Symphony Capella of Russia (Nimbus). Complete works of Tchaikovsky for violin and piano with Josiane Marfurt including the world premiere of ‘Oh, chante encore’ (Delos), the Complete Violin chamber works of Ravel with Josiane Marfurt (Praga digitals). This CD received the ‘Choc of Classica’. Complete Shostakovich violin and piano music with Jeremy Menuhin for the FHR in UK and most recently Myaskovsky, Shebalin and Nechaev sonatas world premiere recordings for the FHR with Viktoria Postnikova.
Sasha Rozhdestvensky’s dedication to contemporary music is highlighted through close contacts with several eminent composers, such as Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli and Arvo Pärt.
He also devotes time to the performance of traditional Latin American music together primarily with the instrumental group ‘Ambar’, whose recordings include ‘El Diablo Suelto’ (Delos) and O voo da mosca (FHR)
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 Gerard Poulet.
Sasha Rozhdestvensky is a professor at the Royal College of Music in London and the Haute école de musique de Genève.
Since 2010 he is an Ambassador of the Stradivarius society.