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Alexander Ivashkin, cellist

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALS – organization and participation:

  • The Rest is Noise, Royal Festival Hall,  Southbank Centre, London, 2013
  • The Stars of the White Nights: New Horizons, St Petersburg, Russia, 2012
  • The Prague Spring International Cello Competition, 2012
  • ‘Sergei Prokofiev: Man of the People’, London, Royal Festival Hall, 2012
  •  ‘(M)other Russia : Evolution or Revolution?’, London, 2012
  • Eilat Music Festival, Israel, 2011
  • European Commission Music Festival ‘Europe as seen by Russians, Russia as seen by Europeans’, Moscow, 2011
  • The Third International Qara Qaraev Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan, 2011; Moscow Autumn, Moscow Russia (2010)
  • Beetween Two Worlds, Southbank Centre, London (2009)
  • VTB Capital Prize for Young Cellists. Deptford Town Hall – Wigmore Hall, London (2009)
  • Adam International Cello Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand (2009, 2006, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995)
  • A Journey of the Soul, BBC, Barbican Centre, London, 2007
  • Shostakovich 100 Festival, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, April 2006
  • Shostakovich 100, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 2006
  • Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Townsville, Australia (2008, 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999,1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993)
  • Musica Reservata , Brugge, Belgium (2007, 2004, 2002)
  • World Congress/Festival of Choral Music, Kyoto, Japan, 2006
  • Gubaidulina and Goebels, Groningen, The Netherlands, 2006
  • Shostakovich-100, Rutgers University, USA, 2006
  • Schnittke Day, London , 2006
  • Prokofiev Study Day, London , 2006
  • Cheltenham International Music Festival, UK, 2005
  • Russian Performance Traditions Today, London, 2005
  • Amiatapiano festival, Tuscany, Italy, 2005
  • The Prokofievs: three generations, London, 2003
  • East and West, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain, 2003
  • Music of Russian Underground, Lincoln Centre, New York, 2003
  • Italians in Russia Florence, Italy, 2003
  • New Russian Music — between elite and pop, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia (2003)
  • 'Upbeat' Festival/school, Croatia (2003)
  • Cork International Festival, Ireland (2003)
  • 50 years after Stalin, South Bank Centre, London, 2003
  • Prague Autumn, Prague, Czech Republic, 2003
  • A Day of Sofia Gubaidulina, London, South Bank, 2002
  • International Chamber Music Festival 'Ilholm', Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2002)
  • Porto Carras Chamber Music Festival, Greece (2001, 2002)
  • Seeking the Soul, BBC, Barbican London, 2001
  • Russian Avant-garde: past, present and future, London, South Bank, 2001
  • Shostakovich: 25 years on, Glasgow, Concert Hall (2000)
  • Canterbury International Festival of Chamber Music (1998, 1996)
  • New Zealand International Festival of the Arts (1998, 1996, 1994, 1992)
  • Kronberg International Cello Festival, Germany, (1997)
  • Russische Woche, Zylt, Germany (1995,1994)
  • International Festival 'Alternativa', Moscow, Russia (1995,1988)
  • Moscow Forum, Russia (1995, 1999)
  • De Dag van Schnittke, Utrecht, Holland (1994)
  • Settembre Musica, Torino, Italy (1993)
  • International Mozart Festival, Adelaide, Australia (1991)
  • Sergei Prokofiev and new Soviet Music, Germany (1991)
  • Ars Musica, Belgium (1990)
  • Tidewater Music Festival, USA (1990, 1989)
  • Almeida Festival, London (1989)
  • New Beginnings, Glasgow (1989)
  • Holland Festival, Amsterdam (1989)
  • Metz, France (1989)
  • Turku, Finland (1988)
  • St. Petersburg International Festival of modern music, Russia (1988)
  • Making Music Together, Boston, USA (1988)
  • Berliner Festwochen, Germany (1988, 1986, 1983)
  • International Festival of Modern Music, Moscow, Russia (1988, 1986)
  • Wittener Tage fur Neues Kammermusik, Witten, Germany (1987)
  • Midem, Cannes, France (1987),
  • Patras Festival, Greece (2004, 1986)
  • Warsaw Autumn, Poland (1985)
  • Zagreb Biennale, Croatia (1983, 1981)
  • Steirische Herbst, Austria (1981)
  • Budapest Music Weeks, Hungary (1980).

Juror at the international competitions:

  • Chairman of Jury, The VTB Capital International Cello Competition, London (2009 - )
  • Chairman of Jury, Adam International Cello Competition and Festival, New Zealand (2009, 2006, 2003, 2001)
  • Member of Jury, Ricci Foundation International Performance Competition, London (2005)
  • Member of Jury, Alfred Schnittke International Composers competition, Moscow (2002)
  • Member of Jury, Royal Overseas League International Performance Competition, London (2000)
  • Member of Jury at the International Composers Competition 'Grawemeyer Award', Louisville, USA (1993)
  • Member of Jury at the International Performance Competition, Gisborne, New Zealand (1993)






Opening ceremony of the 5th Adam International Cello Festival, July 2003

Opening ceremony of the 5th Adam International Cello Festival, July 2003



Celebrating New Year in Frankfurt Airport with Boris and Tanya Pergamenshchikow

Celebrating New Year in Frankfurt Airport
with Boris and Tanya Pergamenshchikow



Often in Australia...

Often in Australia…



With Faradzh Karaev and Vladimir Tarnopolsky in Moscow, 13.02.2007

With Faradzh Karaev and Vladimir Tarnopolsky in Moscow, 13.02.2007