Honorable Mention
Alexander Vvedensky (oboe)  born 1991 in Moscow

Firebird is especially proud of its latest protégé, Alexander "Sasha" Vvedensky.  Sasha originally came to Washington from Moscow in 2008 as one of twenty young Rostropovich scholarship recipients participating in the Rostropovich Tribute.  With Firebird's assistance and ongoing support, he was able to return to the U.S. in 2009 to successfully audition at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.  Sasha is currently completing his third year at Curtis with full scholarship.

He is a 2011 winner of the Philadelphia Orchestra Albert M. Greenfield Student Competition dedicated to fostering and recognizing extraordinary young talent and will be performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, March 24, 2012 in a Musical Prodigies Concert.

"THANK YOU FIREBIRD, WITH YOUR SUPPORT, MY DREAMS CAME TRUE...."
Sasha Vvedensky, March 2012

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
"A Tribute to Maestro Rostropovich"
October 15, 2008
Residence of the Russian Ambassador, Washington, D.C.
March 2009

Russian Cultural Centre, Washington, D.C.
March 2009