Russian National Orchestra

Alexander Grashenkov

Cello

Alexander Grashenkov Alexander Grashenkov was born in Moscow in 1965. He began studying music at the age of 6. He studied at the Gnesin Music School and Gnesin Music Institute in Moscow. Among his teachers were: Viguen Sarkisov, Lev Evgrafov and Valentin Berlinsky.

In 1984, he won a contest for the best performance of works by Soviet composers (in Moscow). Beginning in 1986, he worked with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra (Rosconcert), other Russian orchestras, and in Mexico (1992 - Baja California Orchestra, Tijuana).

From 1991 to 2004 he was a soloist in the Moscow Chamber Orchestra "Musica Viva". He participated in concerts, tours and recordings with the orchestra as well as chamber ensembles. At the same time, in 1997-1999 he took part in creative projects of the Association for Contemporary Music, under the direction of Yury Kasparov, and in 1998-2000 at the Academy of Ancient Music and the ensemble «Opus posth» under the direction of T.Grindenko.

He joined the Russian National Orchestra in 2004, and remains active in various chamber ensembles, including the ensemble of "The World of Music," and La Force de la Musique.