Alex Khaskin, of St. Petersburg, Russia, received his undergraduate education at Glinka’s School for The Musically Gifted (piano and conducting), before studying composition and conducting at The St. Petersburg State Conservatory. Alex completed the postgraduate course in composition there in 1984, receiving a 'Master's with Distinction', and graduated with the highest marks in his class. Alex's credits include productions for CBS, CBC, CTV, Nelvana, Lions Gate Films, Artisan, Alliance/Atlantis, CCI Entertainment, and many others.
As well as writing music for film, Alex has been active as a composer of contemporary classical music. Between 1980 and 1993, he composed a symphony, a violin concerto, 2 cello concertos, concertos for piano, a triple concerto for violin, viola and cello, a string quartet, and much other chamber music, as well as choral and vocal works.
In 1993 Alex left Russia with his family and immigrated to Canada. He became a Canadian citizen in 1996 and resides in Toronto, Ontario. For the last 15 years, Alex has been working successfully in the North American film and television industry. The list of his clients includes:
CBS, CBC, CTV, Nelvana, Lions Gate Films, Artisan, Alliance/Atlantis, CCI Entertainment, Muse Entertainment, CINAR, Dufferin Gate, Decode Entertainment, Regent Entertainment, Legacy Film Works, Barna-Alper Productions and many more.
Remake of classical piece by famous composer of 20th century Maurice Ravel. Elegant exotic travel, adventure, epic romance. Perfect movie trailer TV show or PBS documentary about Spain or Spanish conquests. Exciting World Beat, thrilling soaring and triumphant. Regal stately winning. Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century, Maurice Ravel
Beautiful, exciting, fast-paced full scale orchestra. Made famous by Al Hirt (his version appears on the Kill Bill soundtrack) and heard as the theme of The Green Hornet with Bruce Lee and Van Williams, an ABC superhero show of the 1960's remade into a comedy - adventure feature film with Seth Rogen, Instrumental, Classical, 20th Century
Famous music tracks by classical Italian composers with modern orchestration. Hi energy contemporary drums, synth bass along with orchestral arrangement. Brings past and present together. Instrumental, Classical, Classical
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