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Alex Sevastian


Alex Sevastian

World Champion - Guest Artist & Clinician

It is a great pleasure to have Alex Sevastian joining us. Alex will be teaching classes and performing Thursday evening. Alex is a four-time world champion. This talented musician comes to us from Toronto, Canada – but his roots began in Russia.

Born October 2, 1976, in Minsk, Belarus, Alex started playing the accordion at age seven. He graduated from both music school and the College of Music at Glinka, and then went on to the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow where he studied under Professor Friedrich Lips. From there Alex studied in Avignon, France, under Professor Elsbeth Moser, and along the way won many international awards.  Alex went on to work in the Russian TV and Radio Orchestra from 1996 to 2001, where he can be heard on many recordings.

His family moved to Canada in April 2001. In May 2003 Alex completed the Advanced Certificate in Performance program at the University of Toronto. 

Alex now lives in Toronto with his wife Anna and son Vladimir. In the fall of 2005 he became a Canadian Citizen.

Alex is actively involved in the music world, performing with several musical organizations, most notably the internationally recognized Quartetto Gelato.  He has been touring Canada and the USA extensively with Quartetto Gelato. Alex performs on a type of concert accordion known as a Bayan, which is a chromatic accordion with free bass. Hearing Alexander perform is an astounding experience. He is truly one of the great musicians of the world who just happens to play the accordion.

Alex is excited to perform again at the Las Vegas International Accordion Convention.Be sure to catch his workshops, and do not miss his performance, which will certainly amaze and astound!

Performing: Wednesday Dinner


Bellowing Technique
Developing a strong bellow technique. Alex will demonstrate bellow shakes, ricochets, smooth bellow changes in phrases, and will talk about exercises to improve your bellow technique.
  Tuesday 10:00 – 10:50 Room B  
Master Class
  Wednesday 2:00 – 2:50 Room D  
The Accordion as a Professional Career
Building a professional career as an accordion player in North America and different ways to promote oneself.
  Wednesday 10:00 – 10:50 Room D  

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The 20th Annual Las Vegas International Accordion Convention

October 14 - October 17, 2019


Key Benefits of Attending the Convention

  • Join the fun and make new friends from all over the World.
  • See the latest in new accordions with factory exhibits.
  • Hotel accommodations are very inexpensive.
  • Be inspired by some of the finest.
  • Learn from the masters.

• USA: 1-800-472-1695 •

• Outside USA +01 801-486-1695 •