Pianist Sasha Starcevich is currently enjoying a very rewarding career as an international performer and teacher. Since receiving his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from Yale University in May of 2003, he has continued to thrill audiences here in the United States, Canada and Europe.
Starcevich has given recitals at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, Windsor Castle, and in London’s Wigmore Hall. His solo recital there in May of 2002 was met with much critical acclaim, and a review in the Musical Opinion wrote: “The repertoire was brilliantly conceived; a thoroughly enjoyable recital at every level”. Most recently he has given solo recitals and concerto appearances in Europe, and played a four hand piano recital with Peter Frankl. Upcoming concerts for the 2013-2014 season include those in Italy, England and in the United States.
As a soloist he has performed with orchestras throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, China and also toured Russia with the Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, and has performed at several international festivals such as the Henley Festival in England and Holder’s Season in Barbados. Starcevich has recorded for CBS Television in the United States and has released two CD’s under the Britstar label in the United States and the Jacques Samuel Label in London, England. His principal teachers have included Ilana Vered, Peter Frankl, Jane Allen, Donna Fishwick and Boris Berman.
Dr. Starcevich has been affiliate professor of piano at the State University of New York, and department chair of music and professor of piano at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts. He currently maintains an active private studio in Bellevue, Washington, and is Artistic Director of the Showcase Piano Academy in Richmond, BC. In August of 2011, Dr. Starcevich joined the faculty of Musicfest Perugia, in Italy. He is currently an active faculty member and co-director of the Festival. This Summer he will join the guest faculty of the Cooper International Piano Festival at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
His students have been prizewinners of local, national and international awards, and have gone on to study music at prestigious schools such as the Eastman School of Music, the Yale School of Music, the Mannes School, the Juilliard School in New York and the Peabody Conservatory. Dr. Starcevich is in frequent demand as a performer, adjudicator and presenter of Master Classes throughout North America, Russia and China.