Alexander Sevastian is a native of Minsk, Belarus where he attended the Glinka College (class of Miron Boula). Mr. Sevastian then went to Moscow to study with the famous Friedrich Lips. While he was a student, he joined a Russian TV folk instrument orchestra and with the great support of conductor Nikolai Nekrasov became a featured soloist.
After graduating from the Gnessin Academy of Music and getting a Master Degree in performance, Mr. Sevastian moved to Toronto, Canada. Soon after he got an Advanced Certificate in Performance from the University of Toronto (class of Joseph Macerollo) and joined the famous ensemble Quartetto Gelato, touring in every province in Canada and throughout the USA.
Mr. Sevastian was the winner of the prestigious Coupe Mondiale International Accordion Competition in 2007 in Washington, DC. He is also a winner of other competitions, such as The Oslofjord (Norway, 1998), Cup of the North (Russia, 2000) and Antony Galla-Rini (USA, 2001).
After his triumphal victory at the Coupe Mondiale in 2007, Mr. Sevastian’s solo career began to thrive. He has had several solo tours in Canada and has been invited to perform recitals at several prestigious festivals, including in Vancouver, Victoria, Montreblant, Montmagny, Las Vegas, Stresa (Italy), Kraguevac (Serbia), Castelo Branco (Portugal) and Samara (Russia).
Mr. Sevastian has been a featured soloist with several leading North America symphony orchestras, including The Toronto Symphony in 2008. Alexander Sevastian`s discography includes 4 solo CDs.