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          Philadelphia-based Russian violinist and violist, Sasha Ki, was born into a musical family with a long tradition in the arts. From a young age, his parents - both highly-trained and accomplished musicians - sought to encourage him to carry on in the family tradition, an endeavor mitigated by Sasha’s determination. Ungratified by the monotony of kindergarten, he willfully launched his informal musical training by trailing his mother to her rehearsals with the Omsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. His formal training began shortly after that, and he went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Novosibirsk State Conservatory and a Master's degree in Violin Performance from Temple University.


          Sasha made his debut as a concert violinist with the Omsk Philharmonic at the tender age of 6, and has since gone on to concertize throughout Russia, Europe, Asia, and North America, giving solo recitals and performing with symphony orchestras as well as chamber ensembles in such notable venues as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, Big Hall of the Novosibirsk Conservatory, Thailand Cultural Centre Hall, and Tomsk Philharmonic Hall. Winner of numerous national and international competitions and recipient of multiple prestigious musical awards, his extensive repertoire includes major works from solo and chamber literature.


         As an experienced orchestral musician, Sasha has performed with orchestras for diverse and distinguished audiences worldwide. He was a soloist and member of the Omsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (2006-2008); principal of the Novosibirsk Conservatory Symphony Orchestra (2008-2012); guest artist of the Novosibirsk Academic Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra; member of the string ensemble, "Bright Bows" (2008-2013); guest artist in the Symphony Orchestra of the Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre (2009); assistant principal of the International Symphony Orchestra, performing for heads of state attending the ASEAN Financial Summit (2010); artistic director and principal violin for the Novosibirsk Drama Theatre’s rendition of “Red Torch” (2011-2013); member of the International Symphony Orchestra of the 14th International Festival of Opera and Ballet in Thailand, where the orchestra presented a global project of the BBC’s “Planet Earth” under the patronage of the Thai Royal Family (2012); member of the iPalpiti International Festival (2013-2017); principal of Temple University Symphony Orchestra (2015-2016); member of the Philadelphia International Festival (2016), member of Symphony in C Orchestra (2016 - current); substitute member of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (2018 - current); substitute member of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra (2018 - current); substitute member of the Philly POPS (2020 - current); substitute member of the Academy of Vocal Arts (2020 - current); violinist at the EBE Talent (2018 - current); the violinist at the 49 Burning Condors (2019 – current); violinist at the EBE Talent (2018 - current); a member of the Blue Line Quartet (2016 - current); As a chamber musician, Alexandr has participated in a plethora of musical projects and appeared on multiple concert stages around the globe.


          Aside from classical music, Alexandr is also trained in jazz improvisation and has performed with various jazz bands. Offstage, he has served as a youth violin instructor with Temple University Music Preparatory (2014-2016), Nelly Berman School of Music (2016 - 2017), The Baldwin School (2017-2018), Symphony in C Youth Orchestra (2017 - current), Symphony in C Summer Camp (2018 and 2019), The Common Place (2018 - current) training the next generation of inspired musicians. 


Violin Section (Substitute),

The Curtis Symphony Orchestra

Philadelphia, PA

Violin Section (Substitute),

The Philly POPS

Philadelphia, PA 

Violin Section (Substitute),

Academy of Vocal Arts

Philadelphia, PA 

Violin and Viola Sections (Substitute),


Philadelphia, PA 

Viola Section (Substitute),

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA 

Violin Section,

Symphony in C

Collingwood, NJ                                


Principal Second/ Assistant Concertmaster/ Viola Section, iPalpiti International Artists Chamber Orchestra, Los-Angeles, CA                                                             


Violin Section,

Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Philadelphia, PA          


Violin Section,

Wayne Presbyterian Church, Wayne, PA            


Concertmaster/Principal Second/Violin Section       

Temple University Symphony Orchestra


Soloist/Violin Section, Chamber Orchestra, Novosibirsk, Russia                               


Violin Tutti, The International Symphony Orchestra of the 14th International Festival of Opera and Ballet, Bangkok, Thailand                                                                                        


First Violin, The Novosibirsk String Quartet                                                                


Assistant Concertmaster, The Russia Symphony Orchestra of Young Musicians in the International Forum Russia - Asia, Bali, Indonesia                                                                     


Concertmaster, Novosibirsk State Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra                   


Violin Section/ Soloist, Omsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra                               

2019 - current

2020 - current



2020 - current




2019 - current




2018 - current




2016 - current


2013 - 2017

2014 - 2016


2015 - current 


2013 - 2016


2008 - 2013





2008 - 2012




2010 - 2012


2006 - 2008



I play both, the violin and the viola equally | Excellent memorization skills | Organized | Strong attention to details | Active Chamber Musician | Large Solo and Chamber Repertoire | More than 5 years as Concertmaster and Assistant Concertmaster | Have a large experience as an Orchestra Manager 



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