Biography


A native of Slovenia, Sasha made her debut in 1991 with the Maribor Conservatory Orchestra.  While studying in Austria, she performed as a soloist with the Ensemble for New Music Graz.  Sasha has performed in numerous international venues and festivals, including World Music Days, Ciclo de Primavera Boadilla del Monte, Lange Nacht der Musik, International EPTA, Roy Thompson Hall, Rising Stars Toronto, Yamaha Canada Showcase and Festival Lent, Mozart Gala RCM Toronto, Rising Stars Toronto, Glasbeni September, Narodni dom Maribor-Orkesterski cikel, Studio 14 RTV SLO, Piano Marathon Rogaška, Lions Club Radkersburgh, Castle Rače, Castle Bukovje, Minoriten Saal Graz,  Edinburgh Fringe. In 2004 she played Strauss’ Burleske, Op. 1 with the Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra under Conrad von Alphen and SNG Maribor Orchestra. She has made numerous recordings for RTV Slovenia and RNE Spain.  Her awards include the Žiga Zois Scholarship (1994), the Marta Debelli Prize (1998), the Ministerium für Kultur Austria Prize (2002), the Jun Fujimoto scholarship (2004, 2005) and the Margaret Phillips Award (2004, 2005).  She was a prizewinner at the Pianello Val Tidone International Piano Competition. In 2013 she received Dr. Roman Klasinc Award for exceptional achievements in music.

Beginning her studies at the Conservatory of Music and Ballet Maribor, Sasha completed her MA with Walter Kamper and Eike Straub at Kunstuniversität Graz. She did her Artist Diploma under John Perry at the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto, regularly working with Leon Fleisher and performing in masterclasses by Robert McDonald, Rudolph Kehrer, Marc Durand and others. 

As of 2013, Sasha is based in Scotland, where she teaches at the City of Edinburgh Music School and the Royal Conservatory of Scotland.