Askonas Holt Fellow & Conductor
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Jo Fry

Jo Fry

Associate Director
Dora Michael

Dora Michael

Assistant Artist Manager


Askonas Holt Conducting Fellow

About Sasha

Sasha Scolnik-Brower is an American conductor based in Amsterdam and Boston. In 2023, he made his debut with the Noord Nederlands Orkest and Orchestre de Paris, conducted a production of Rossini’s La scala di seta at the Bredeweg Festival in Amsterdam, led performances with the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands, and performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with Jennifer Koh and students from The Juilliard School.

In various contexts, he has also conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, and Phion Orkest, among others. Other recent projects include serving as the cover conductor for the New York Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, and National Symphony Orchestra. Future performances include a New Year’s concert with the Netherlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and a production of Monterverdi / Elena Kats-Chernin’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria with the Dutch National Opera Academy and the Residentie Orkest as well as his debut at the Hamburg Staatsoper with Die Fledermaus.

Sasha is a graduate of the Juilliard School where he studied with David Robertson and of the Dutch National Master’s of Orchestral Conducting where he worked with Jac van Steen, Ed Spanjaard, Kenneth Montgomery, and Antony Hermus. He was also a conducting fellow at the Aspen Music Festival for two years for which he was awarded the Robert Spano Conducting Prize. Sasha previously studied English and Music at Harvard University.

Sasha is based in Amsterdam, Boston
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Season Highlights

Nov 2023
Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Philip GLASS Echorus David LUDWIG Seasons Lost Anna CLYNE Prince of Clouds MOZART Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 The Juilliard Orchestra Jennifer Koh, violin Jaime Laredo, violin
Dec 2023
Philharmonie de Paris
Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Orchestre de Paris
Dec 2023 - Jan 2024
Hamburgische Staatsoper, Hamburg
J. B. STRAUSS II: Die Fledermaus Hamburg Staatsoper