Biography

ALEX TOSKOV, winner of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition 2011, is a recipient of various scholarships such as Norwegian government scholarship, The Royal Conservatory full tuition scholarship and Serbian Fund for highly gifted students.

In September 2012, after a successful audition, Alex became a member of Sinfonia Toronto.

He participated at St. Gallen Festival in Austria 2004, Stavanger Chamber Music Festival in Norway 2009, Music Niagara Festival 2011 and Colours of Music Festival 2012 & 2013. During his studies he played various concerts in string quartets as a violinist and a violist. He performed as a soloist with Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra. Alex Toskov was a concertmaster of Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in 2006, Deutsch-Skandinavische Jugend Philharmonie 2009 and was a member of Santiago de Chile Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007/2008. During his studies in Norway 2008-2010, Mr. Toskov was a regular substitute musician in Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Alex has appeared as principal II violin at Toronto COncert Orchestra, and has recorded various soundtracks for CBC's Murdoch Mysteries.

In October 2010 he was invited to perform on a gala concert hosted by a famous cellist YoYo Ma in prestigious Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.

Alex took violin lessons with some of the greatest violin pedagogues and soloists such as Pierre Amoyal (Lausanne), Ruben Aharonian (Borodin Quartet Moscow), Isaac Shuldman (Oslo), Michael Frischenschlager (Vienna), Joel Smirnoff (New York), James Boyd (London). Mr Toskov graduated violin at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. In 2003/04. he was a student at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria with professor Ernst Kovacic. In June 2010 he received a tittle Master of Music Performance at Agder University in Norway. He received his Artist Diploma in June 2013 from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where he studied with Atis Bankas on violin and Steven Dann, on viola.

Mr. Toskov speaks English, Spanish, Russian, German and Norwegian and Serbian.

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