Alexander Raskatov

Alexander Raskatov, composer (Paris, France), graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1978 where he studied with Albert Leman. During the early 1990s, Alexander emigrated to Germany at the invitation of Mitrofan Petrovich Belyaev Publishing, and later moved to Paris, France, where he currently lives. In 1990, he was Composer in Residence at Stenton University in Florida, and in 1998 at the Lockenhaus Chamber Music Festival in Austria. The same year, he was awarded the Main Compsition Prize at the Salzburg Easter Festival, and in 2002, an album entitled After Mozart, that featured a work by the composer, won a Grammy. Alexander has received commissions from the Mariinsky Theatre, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Asko-Schonberg Ensemble, and the Hilliard Ensemble. In 2004, Dutch television made a special film entitled The Path about Alexander's concerto for viola and orchestra. In 2008, he was commissioned by the Dutch National Opera to write his opera A Dog's Heart. The opera was performed in Amsterdam, London, and Italy.