Biography

Harpist and Composer, guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, soloist of the Game of Tones group, Sasha Boldashev is a truly outstanding personality in the musical field and the most original harpist of his generation. 
Sasha Boldashev trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatory in the harp class of Karina Maleeva and in the composition class of Svetlana Lavrova. He then joined the Zurich School of Art (harp class of Catherine Michel and Sarah O'Brien, composition class of Mathias Steinauer and conductor class of Marc Kissóczy) and studied under the direction of masters of the harp as Xavier de Maistre, Jana Bouskova, Anna Makarova, Marielle Nordmann, Isabelle Moretti, Natalia Shamayeva, Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Susanna McDonald, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, and Isabelle Perrin. 
Everything had, it is true, started very early for Sasha Boldashev with a first stage at the age of 5 and even the first opus written for him by the composer Sergei Slonimski when he was only 6 years old ! 
Sasha Boldashev has already played with the major orchestras in the world and in the most reknown concert halls. 
As a talented arranger, Sasha Boldashev relentlessly expands the repertoire of harp using all the technical and expressive possibilities of the instrument. The Fantaisie after Scheherazade of the Rimsky-Korsakov Symphonic Suite and the arrangement for harp and piano of the First Suite by Rachmaninoff are now emblematic works of the repertoire. 
Sasha Boldashev has recorded many solo CDs in chamber music. Among the most recent are "The Harp as Orchestra" (the best-known composers' melodies) and "From Russia with Harp" with its own arrangements of an anthology of works by 15 Russian composers, from Aliabiev to Slonimski. 
In 2015, with his group Game of Tones, Sasha Boldashev won the Swiss Television Prize Walo Award. In Russia, he participated actively in the projects of the Music Houses of Moscow and Saint Petersburg and the Spivakov Fund, at the Olympus Musical, New Names and Mozart Festival festivals.
As a guest soloist, he takes part in the significant staging of the Bolshoi Theater in Russia under the direction of master Tugan Sokhiev In another musical field, Sasha Boldashev composes and produces songs in collaboration with the studio Eric Racy and he is the author stage and cinema music. 
Sasha Boldashev is an exclusive artist of the Salvi harp company.

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