Sasha is a Canadian film and television composer combining a background in folk and rock music with more formal classical training, which shaped his imaginative yet grounded take on musical storytelling.
His works have been recorded by various professional ensembles and orchestras at notable studios around the world, such as AIR Studios in London, Studio 22 in Budapest, and BNR Recording Studios in Bulgaria.
Sasha’s fascination with music began at the innocent age of four years old, eyes closed and consciously head bobbing to Sabotage by the Beastie Boys. Fast forward to more recent times, his enjoyment of music has translated to an undergraduate degree in classical music composition from the University of Moncton and a Master’s degree in Scoring for Film, Television and Video Games from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he mentored with Lucio Godoy and Sharon Farber.
Sasha furthered his knowledge in composition by attending the summer program at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe in Bulgaria, studying with recognized industry professionals such as Christopher Young and Andy Hill. Back on home turf, the young composer was selected from 400 applicants to participate in the very first SOCAN Scoring Retreat, in Banff. The following year, Sasha joined the Vancouver International Film Festival Annual Amp cohort, where he took part in masterclasses, case studies and networking events alongside industry giants like Michael Abels.
A member of the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, Sasha has had success with major television networks (Unis TV, Télé-Québec, CBC, Radio-Canada, etc.) and his music has been heard in cinemas and festivals all around (Barcelona, Montréal, Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival, Festival International de Film Francophone en Acadie). Particularly, his recent work on the documentary series Les Chemins de Travers (Bell Media & Télé-Quebec), has drawn attention to his distinctive approach in scoring for picture.
Sasha and his wife have settled down on the Canadian East Coast and, on his spare time, you can find him biking, playing disc golf, or at home binging a TV series.