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Aleksandr Haskin

Flute

Aleksandr Haskin
Winner of the Jean Fergus First Prize at the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, flutist Aleksandr Haskin made his debuts last season in New York, sponsored by the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His first U.S. concerts through YCA have also brought him performances and educational residencies with the Brownville Concert Series and at the Strauss Performing Arts Center in Omaha, and appearances at the University of Georgia and Missouri State University. At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Haskin was also awarded the Leona Green Award for Winds, the Paramount Theater Prize (VT) and the Usedom Music Festival Prize (Germany). He appeared in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and won top prizes at the 2008 Penderecki Flute Competition, the 2005 International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in Krakow, Poland, and the Astana International Music Competition in Kazakhstan. As co-principal flutist of the Qatar Philharmonic, Mr. Haskin has performed under conductor Lorin Maazel at many important venues, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He has given recitals in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and appeared as concerto soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra, the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, among others. Born in Minsk, Belarus, Mr. Haskin studied in Moscow where he graduated with a Doctorate from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory, under the tutelage of Alexander Golyshev and received career grants from the Guzik Foundation. He won a scholarship to the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Ransom Wilson and won the Woolsey Concerto Competition to perform as a concerto soloist with the Yale Philharmonic.

(As of June 2012)