Sasha Boldatchev (b. 1990), harpist and composer laureate of International competitions began playing harp when he was five years old in the Secondary Specialized Music School at St.Petersburg Conservatory (class of Karina Malyeeva, under direction of Prof. Asya Varosyan).
COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS 2000, November - The Laureate of Harp Competition Felix Godefroid 2000, Namur (Belgium), The First prize 2000, May - The Laureate of International Harp Festival-competition named after Vera Dulova, Moscow (Russia) 2000, Mart - The Laureate of International competition of young composers named after Valery Gavrilin, St.Petersburg (Russia), The First price on young group.
CONCERT TOURS: 1999, April - Lithuania, 1999; December - Switzerland; 2000, April - Lithuania 2000, August - Switzerland. He performs in prestigious concert halls: The M.Glinka Chamber hall of St.Petersburg Philharmonic, The Academic Chapel, The Hermitage and The Hermitage Theater and others. He has recordings on the TV. RECITALS: 2000 - Philharmonic Hall, Kaunas (Lithuania)
REPERTOIRE: Handel, Concert for Harp with Orchestra, B dur (He played two concerts with State Orchestra of Lithuania in Congress Hall, Vilnius, 2000, April.) Harp works by classical composers: Bach, Mozart, Dussek, Grandjani, Ramo, Telemann, Naderman, Posse, Botayrov and others. Harp works by contemporary Russian composers: Slonimsky, Below, Rogaliev, Radvilovich (they wrote it specially for Sasha). Sasha writes and performs own harp works. Now Sasha has repertoire for 60-70 min recitals.