“Burkart flutes have some magic in their sound. Playing a Burkart flute I forget about problems with intonation or technique and make music."
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 and the Penderecki International Flute Competition in Krakow, Poland. 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 has 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. Since 2008, he has served as Co-Principal Flutist of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. During 2007-08, 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 the Performing Arts 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 orchestra and solo career, Mr. Haskin currently teaches at the Qatar Music Academy and the American School of Doha. He has conducted masterclasses and open coaching sessions in some of the most renowned institutions in the United States including the New England Conservatory, Mannes School of Music, Carnegie-Mellon University and the Colburn School. He has also been invited as a guest artist in Russia, Belarus, Iran and the United Arab Emirates. Mr. Haskin is a proud Burkart Artist and Representative.