Hailed by the Washington Post as “A Musician of exceptional power and dramatic skill, completely in charge of his instrument”, Aleksandr Haskin is the top prize winner of numerous international competitions including the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition in New York, Penderecki International Flute Competition in Krakow, Poland, and so on. Most notably, Mr. Haskin won the prestigious Young Concert Artist International Audition in New York in 2009 as one of the ten flutists in the world who won the honor in over 50 years.
Born in Minsk, Belarus, Mr. Haskin received his education from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Russia and from the Yale University School of Music in USA. Since 2008, he has served as Co-Principal flutist of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. During 2007-2008, Mr. Haskin was solo piccoloist of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra in Moscow. He was also principal flutist of the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
Mr. Haskin made his highly acclaimed solo debut at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, DC in 2011. He has appeared in solo and chamber concerts at the Merkin Hall in New York, Nexus Concert Hall in Tokyo, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Museum of Glinka in Moscow, among others. Alongside his orchestral and solo career, Mr. Haskin currently teaches at Qatar Music Academy and American School of Doha. He conducted master classes and open coaching in some of the most renowned institutions in the U.S., including the New England Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, Carnegie-Mellon University, Colburn School and the University of Southern California. He was also invited as guest artist in Italy, Luxembourg, China, Russia, Belarus, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Haskin is a proud Burkart Artist and Representative.