Born in Novosibirsk (Russia) and a graduate from the class of distinguished cellist David Geringas in Lübeck (Germany), Sasha was a finalist and prizewinner at cello competitions in Paris, Moscow and Christchurch.
His versatility and open-mindedness towards all genres of music is something he has shared with renowned colleagues such as Julia Fischer, Gerhard Schulz, Christian Tetzlaff, Heinz Holliger, Lyudmila Berlinskaya, Oliver Schnyder and Martha Argerich. With the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, where he has been deputy solo cellist since 1999, he appeared as a soloist under Lorin Maazel and David Zinman, amongst others. Moreover, he played and recorded with the Swiss Piano Trio, the AOIDE Trio and the Valentin Berlinsky String Quartet.
Sasha plays Matthias Pintscher’s Cello Concerto un despertar with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and conductor Pierre-André Vallade at Tonhalle Maag, Zürich, as a Swiss premiere on 16 November 2018.
On 26 December at Tonhalle Maag Sasha presents a special project he conceived and is in the process of realizing: Brahms’ Hungarian Dances in Alfredo Piatti’s dazzling adaptation for cello and a new arrangement by Florian Walser for chamber ensemble und Hungarian folk instruments.