Sasha Scolnik-Brower recently graduated from The Juilliard School where he studied conducting with David Robertson, served as the cover conductor for Peter Oundjian, Mark Wigglesworth, and Itzhak Perlman, and led concerts with the Juilliard Orchestra. From 2018-2019, Sasha was a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival where he received the Robert Spano Conducting Prize and served as the assistant conductor for the Aspen Opera Center’s production of A Little Night Music. He was the longest-serving Music Director of Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra (2014-2017) and the Music Director of the Harvard College Opera’s 2017 production of Le Nozze di Figaro, sung in the original Italian for the first time in the organization’s history. Scolnik-Brower has also served as the assistant conductor for the Boston Youth Symphony, for James Conlon at the Spoleto Festival dei due Mondi, and as a cover conductor for the Atlanta Symphony. Primary teachers include David Robertson, Robert Spano, and Federico Cortese.
As a cellist, Scolnik-Brower has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and internationally, including on tour with the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra to Korea and The Philippines playing the Dvorak Cello Concerto and with the Boston Symphony in Symphony Hall with the Schumann Cello Concerto. He has attended music festivals including Marlboro Music and Yellow Barn. He graduated cum laude from the Harvard College - New England Conservatory Dual Degree program where he studied cello with Paul Katz and received a B.A. in English.