Winner of the Jean Fergus First Prize at the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, flutist Aleksandr Haskin appears in his recital debuts this season in New York, sponsored by the Peter Jay Sharp Prize, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. His first U.S. recital tour includes performances and educational residencies with the Brownville Concert Series and at the Strauss Performing Arts Center in Omaha, and appearances with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the University of Georgia at Athens, and Missouri State University.
At the YCA Auditions, Mr. Haskin was also awarded the Leona Green Award for Winds, the Paramount Theater Prize and the Usedom Music Festival Prize. He has already won other top prizes and competitions as well, including the Penderecki Flute Competition in 2008 and the International Contemporary Chamber Music Competition in 2005 in Krakow, Poland, the Astana International Music Competition in Kazakhstan, and the Leonardo DeLorenzo Flute Competition in Viggiano, Italy.
Mr. Haskin has performed with the Yale Philharmonic at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Boston Symphony Hall, with the Qatar Philharmonic and conductor Lorin Maazel at the Kennedy Center, Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Teatro Massimo in Palermo, and has appeared in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Bloshoi Theatre Orchestra, the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. He has participated in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, in addition to various other festivals in England, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Iran, Russia, and Belarus.
Hailing from Minsk, Belarus, Mr. Haskin graduated with a Ph.D. degree from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, under the tutelage of Alexander Golyshev. He received career grants from the Guzik Foundation in Moscow and a scholarship to the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Ransom Wilson and won the Woolsey Concerto Competition. Mr. Haskin is a member of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.