“Burkart flutes have some magic in their sound. Playing a Burkart flute I forget about problems with intonation or technique and make music."
Aleksandr Haskin is currently Co-Principal of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, and has previously served as Solo Piccoloist for the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and Principal Flutist for the Moscow Conservatory Symphony Orchestra. His numerous awards include first prize in the Alexander & Buono International Flute Competition (2010), the Young Concert Artists International Audition in New York (2009), placing in the De Lorrenzo Flute Competition in Viggiano, Italy (2009). He has given masterclasses at Carnegie-Mellon University, the Colburn School, the University of Southern California, the Levine School, Missouri State University, and internationally in Russia, Belarus, Qatar, and Iran.
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Mr. Haskin has had solo performances at the Kennedy Center and Merkin Hall in New York City, among others. As an orchestral musician, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Theatre Champs Elysees, Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Massimo Palermo, Bolshoi Theatre, and the Great Hall of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.