Alex Toskov, the winner of The Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition 2011, is a recipient of various scholarships such as the Norwegian Government scholarship, The Royal Conservatory full-tuition scholarship, and Serbian Fund for highly gifted students. In early 2015, Alex established the Odin String Quartet, which since then has already participated in the Luminato Festival and various concerts around southern Ontario.
In September 2012, after a successful audition, Alex became a member of Sinfonia Toronto.
Recently, Mr Toskov has been a part of the Broadway musical Kinky Boots at The Royal Alexandra Theatre, appeared as the principal violinist at Toronto Concert Orchestra, and has recorded various soundtracks for CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries. He also performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra (Air Canada Centre), Diana Krall (Massey Hall), Josh Groban (Sony Centre), and Owen Pallett (Massey Hall). Alex participated at the St. Gallen Festival in Austria in 2004, Stavanger Chamber Music Festival in Norway in 2009, Music Niagara Festival in 2011 and Colours of Music Festival in 2012 & 2013. Mr. Toskov performed as a soloist with the Serbian Radio Symphony Orchestra. He was a concertmaster of Bayreuth Festival Orchestra in 2006, German-Scandinavian Youth Philharmonic in 2009 and was a member of Santiago de Chile Philharmonic Orchestra in 2007/2008. During his studies in Norway from 2008 to 2010, Alex was regularly playing with Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra.
In October 2010 he was invited to perform at a gala concert hosted by cellist YoYo Ma in the prestigious Koerner Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Alex took violin lessons with some of the greatest violin pedagogues and soloists such as Pierre Amoyal (Lausanne), Ruben Aharonian (Borodin Quartet Moscow), Isaac Shuldman (Oslo), Michael Frischenschlager (Vienna), Joel Smirnoff (New York), James Boyd (London). Mr. Toskov graduated with a violin at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. In 2003/04 he was a student at the University of Music in Vienna, Austria with Professor Ernst Kovacic. In June 2010 he received the title of Master of Music Performance at Agder University in Norway. Alex received his Artist Diploma in June 2013 from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto, where he studied with Atis Bankas on violin and Steven Dann, on viola.
Mr. Toskov speaks English, Spanish, Russian, German, Norwegian and Serbian.