Sasha Yankevych




Born in Ukraine in 1991, conductor Sasha Yankevych began playing piano at the age of ten and graduated with honors at the Music Academy of Bydgoszcz in Poland.

Later Sasha joined the Opera Studio of the Warsaw State Opera and Opera Studio of the Zürich Opera House, before working as korrepetitor and assistant conductor at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm.

During those years, Sasha had the opportunity to work with eminent artists such as Fabio Luisi, Andreas Homoki, Gianluca Capuano, Jonathan Darlington, Pier Giorgio Morandi, Alan Gilbert, Asmik Grigorian, Anne Sofie von Otter, Benjamin Bernheim, Malin Byström, Adriana Gonzalez and many others, and to incredibly enrich his operatic repertoire.

In 2021 Sasha has been awarded with the 2nd prize and orchestra prize at the Arturo Toscanini Competition in Parma. He is laureate at several international competitions, such as the S. Richter International Piano Competition, HSBC Académie d’Aix-en-Provence in 2018.

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 “At the helm of the Orchester National de Bordeaux, a young 28-year-old conductor of Ukrainian origin, Oleksandr Yankevych is making his conducting debut in France. …He reveals an ardent and fiery temperament, which he balances with sensitivity and musicality… [He] should be followed very closely over the next few years.”

(Original text: “À la tête de l’Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, un tout jeune chef d’origine ukrainienne de 28 ans, Oleksandr Yankevych effectue ses débuts de direction en France. (…) il révèle un tempérament ardent et plein de flammes, qu’il pondère avec sensibilité et musicalité  (…) il convient de suivre très attentivement ces prochaines années.”)

José Pon


“The evening begins with the unmissable Overture of La Forza del destino, which the young Ukrainian conductor Oleksandr Yankevych (a third name to remember!) Delivers with an unusual breath, at the helm of the Orchestre national de Bordeaux, whose great quality of performance will not falter throughout the evening.”

(Original text: “La soirée débute avec l’incontournable Ouverture de La Forza del destino, que le jeune chef ukrainien Oleksandr Yankevych (un troisième nom à retenir!) délivre avec un souffle peu commun, à la tête d’un Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine dont la grande qualité d’exécution ne se démentira pas tout au long de la soirée.”)

Emmanuel Andrieu

Opera Online