Russian cellist, writer and conductor Alexander Ivashkin was born in Blagoveshchensk on 17 August 1948. He was the first performer of and dedicatee of much contemporary music, and actively collaborated with many of the composers. In addition to the cello, he played electric cello, piano, sitar and viola da gamba.
Ivashkin died in London on 31 January 2014, aged sixty-five.
Ensemble. A Special Aura - Malcolm Miller describes Goldsmith College's special tribute to Alexander Ivashkin
Profile. Uniquely Proactive - Howard Smith reviews the career of Alexander Ivashkin, who died in January 2014
Ensemble. A Notable Evening - Music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Ensemble. The Journey Begins - Malcolm Tattersall is at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2006