Alexander Yudkovsky

Alexander Yudkovsky

Alexander Yudkovsky (Sasha) performed extensively as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. He has performed at Salle Pleyel in Paris, Herkulessaal in Munich, Auditorio Manuel DeFalla in Granda and at Salle Molier in Lyon. He has appeared on tours as a soloist with the New American Chamber Orchestra and with the Brandenburg Collegium, performed with Amsterdam Kamerorkest and Rotterdam Philharmonic and served as Concertmaster of Connecticut Grand Opera. Sasha was a regular chamber music participant at the Spoleto Festival, both in Charleston, S.C. and Italy and for over ten years served as a co-Director of Lighthouse Chamber Music Festival, where he collaborated with such artists as Bernard Greenhouse, Aaron Rosand and Robert White, among many others.

Sasha was born in Leningrad, U.S.S.R. and came to the U.S. at the age of fourteen.
He received his musical education at the Leningrad Special Music School, the Juilliard School, and the Rotterdam Conservatory.

Since 1994, Sasha has been serving as the Executive Director of The School for Strings in New York City.

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Suzuki Serendipity A Memorial Tribute to Miss Sheila Keats

Suzuki Serendipity: A Memorial Tribute to Miss Sheila Keats

The School for Strings Celebrates 40th Anniversary

December 1, 2011 by Alexander Yudkovsky

The last week of May was a week of 40th Anniversary Celebrations at Carnegie Hall for The School for Strings, the path-breaking Manhattan Suzuki school and teacher training center founded by Louise Behrend. Read more ▶

In Memoriam Louise Behrend 19162011

December 1, 2011 by Sheila Keats, Alexander Yudkovsky

It is with great sadness we share with you the news that The School for Strings’ founder, Louise Behrend, has passed away. Miss Behrend was one of the pioneer musicians who introduced the educational philosophy and teaching concepts of the violinist Shinichi Suzuki to the United States. Read more ▶

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