Classical guitarist Sasha Savaloni is the first prize winner of the prestigious Sevilla International Guitar Competition in 2018.
As a soloist he has given concerts in Italy, Spain, France, Cyprus, Iran, Ireland and throughout the UK, performing recitals in venues such as the Kings Place (London), Sage Gateshead (Newcastle), City Halls (Glasgow), Stevenson Hall (Glasgow), DIT Conservatory (Dublin) and the Leeds College of Music as well as performances in festivals such as the London Guitar Festival, St Magnus International Festival, Sul Tasto Paris, Festival de la Guitarra de Sevilla, Big Guitar Weekend, Festival Corde d’Autunno and the Ullapool Guitar Festival.
He has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the European Union Youth Orchestra. He has also performed and given interviews for BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics Unwrapped programme.
Sasha has won numerous awards and prizes; including first Prize at the Sevilla International Guitar Competition (2018). In 2015 Sasha was also awarded the Second Prize, the Audience Award and Prize for the Best Performance of the Contemporary Work at the Miguel Llobet International Competition in Barcelona.
Sasha is a Park Lane Group (2019) and also a Live Music Now Scotland artist (2018). As a LMNS artist he has performed in care homes across Scotland as well as venues such as the National Galleries of Scotland and Holyrood Palace.
Sasha is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland focusing on performance of Schubert’s music on guitar.
Sasha joined Live Music Now in January 2018.
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