Originally from Moscow, Alexandra “Sasha” Kazovsky began playing the violin at the age of six under the guidance of the late Victor Legoshin. Two years later, her family immigrated to Israel where she continued her studies with Ludmila Feldman at the Rubin Conservatory and the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem. As she continued her work in Israel, and then eventually in the United States, she has received ongoing scholarship support from both the Veron Foundation (since 1993) and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (since 1997).
In addition to her extensive performance experience with the Ariel Quartet, Ms. Kazovsky has performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Yad Harif Chamber Orchestra, and was a prizewinner at the “Kol Ha Musica” (Israel Broadcasting Authority) Young Artists Competition. Having received her Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory while studying with Miriam Fried, Ms.Kazovsky graduated from NEC’s Professional String Quartet Studies program, during which she continued her violin studies with Donald Weilerstein. Ms. Kazovsky currently plays on a 1780 Gagliano violin, on loan from Yehuda Zisapel.