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.
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
Beware the toons ! Starting the military way, the chase gets instantly intense and crazy. This track features typical cartoon orchestra sounds plus effects, Instrumental, Childrens, Childrens Instrumentals
Very fast slapstick style music. Dumb crooks fast car chase vaudeville silent movie prison break madness bedlam, romantic comedy, sitcom, kids cartoon, video, animation. Instrumental, Americana Music, Americana Roots, Instrumental, Jazz, Swing Big Band
Great ragtime dixieland in the style of Scott Joplin. Perfect for any period work of the early 1900s. With a catchy melody and arrangement featuring upright piano, bass, tuba and clarinet, this piece brings to mind the era of silent films. Also great for kids media, games, ads and documentaries. Instrumental, Jazz, Ragtime
Slow and mellow New Orleanstyle ballad with accordeon over lush strings, pads and keyboards. Streets of Paris, French culture, also suitable for other European cities and European heritage. Instrumental, Instrumental, Jazz, Dixieland
Epic and sweeping cinematic track that starts mysteriously and ominously, then builds to glorious crescendo and finally develops into a staccato, hammering, powerful orchestral trailer track. Great material for film trailer, fantasy or sci-fi action, war or conflict. Instrumental, Military, Submarine Music
This is a long and complex track with many different parts and sections. Full orchestral sound mixed with urgent, driving, sometimes chaotic percussion. Good for action scene, chase or battle, scenes of extreme danger and urgency - perhaps rescue mission. Good for movies / action drama as well as fo, Instrumental, Military, World War II Music
Ballroom dancing cha cha, fun, sunny. Latin. Festive, Friendly. Piano, Brasses/Horns, World percussion, Steel Drums. Holiday, Commercials/TV themes. Instrumental, Latin Music, Latin Easy Listening, Instrumental, Tropical, Cha Cha
Epic and sweeping cinematic track that starts mysteriously and ominously, then builds to glorious crescendo and finally develops into a staccato, hammering, powerful orchestral trailer track. Great material for film trailer, fantasy or sci-fi action, war or conflict. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dangerous Music
Epic orchestral drama, grows from exciting tension to big, dramatic moments, french horn melody, becomes more triumphant and heroic, sweeping strings, fighting for truth and honour, Instrumental, Dramatic, Regal Orchestral
Instrumental music track with all of the bells and whistles to create atmosphere of typically Russian environment in the city , restaurant, on the streets of Moscow or Brighton Beach, East European, Russia
A mysterious, mystical, Eastern track. Resonant pads, live Sarangi, Indian string instrument with Persian connections and ethnic percussion. Thoughtful and reflective, atmospheric and moody, Instrumental, Indian, Indian Dramatic
Story telling Christmas music. Sensitive, kind, dreamy, epic. Documentary, Bethlehem, Three Wise Men from afar. Special Christmas music, romantic and sweet sensibility. Tender and kind, with timpanis, harp, angelic boys choir, heralding the saviour's birth, magical redemption and thanks giving. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
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