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Alexei Massarski (Violoncello)

The cellist and professor Alexei Massarski won international awards after completing his training. He plays first string in the USA and South Korea. Alexei Massarski gives concerts as a soloist, as part of a duet, as well as with renowned orchestras.

Alexei Massarski was born in Luga, near Saint Petersburg in 1965. He visited the special school of music for gifted children and continued his studies at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Music.

He was taught by Anatoli Nikitin, a Rostropovich pupil, whose class he also completed.

Numerous awards

Alexei Massarski has been distinguished with many awards:

1987 Prizewinner in Markneikirchen, Germany; 1990 Prizewinner in Belgrade, Yugoslavia; 1990 Prizewinner at the ninth International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow; 2004 Award as ‘Merited Artist of Russia’.

Artist from Saint Petersburg

Since completing his studies in 1990 Alexei Massarski has been teaching cello at the Saint Petersburg Academy of Music.

He gives concerts with symphony orchestras, including under the direction of Mariss Jansons and V. Tchernushenko, F. Mansurov, I. Mynbaev, S. Sondetskis, A. Katz, R. Koffmann, A. Boreyko and K. Arbelyan.


He can also be heard as a soloist and in a duet with international musicians in chamber orchestras. Zachar Bron, Martha Argerich, Sergej Stadler, Alexander Rudin and Igor Uryash are among his partners. Alexei Massarski is a member of the Nevà-Trio and the Ensemble Sampolo.

Alexei Massarski ist Mitglied des Nevà-Trio und des Ensemble Sampolo.