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A Surprise Visit -The Grossman Family with child prodigy, Sasha

Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm


Coming soon to Arts on the Lake

Noted Violinist Eric Grossman's remarkable family come to our stage.

Thirteen-year-old Sasha Grossman will be performing at Arts on the Lake on Saturday Oct 23 at 7 PM.


This is a video of his playing at Merkin Hall in New York in December 2020.


Son of noted violinist Eric Grossman and pianist Lida Grossman, both of whom will also be performing, thirteen-year-old American-Cuban-Russian pianist/composer Alexander (Sasha) Jorge Grossman began playing the piano as soon as he could reach the keys.


He was only three when he began to improvise on the piano and play by ear. Soon after he was accepted into the Special Music School for gifted children at Kaufman Music Center in New York where he began studying violin under Victor Basis and piano under Natela Mchedlishvili and Eugenia Betman. Sasha is currently studying piano with Ashley Weiss in the Yehudi Menuhin school in England


His father, well known violinist Eric Grossman, praised by the New York Times as a “brilliant soloist,” is a versatile performer with notable collaborations and concerto performances in many parts of the world. His Cuban born mother Lida Grossman is also a noted pianist. They will also be performing during the evening concert.

He was awarded the 2018 Legacy Arts International Travel Grant and the same year won First Prize in the Nuova Coppa Pianisti International Piano Competition at Osimo Piano Hours Festival in Italy in the Child Prodigy category. He is 1st Prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International Competition 2020.


As a member of The Metropolitan Opera Children’s Chorus he has been cast in Puccini’s Tosca (prince/altar boy) and Sor Angelica (angel chorus), Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades (solo boy captain), Mozart’s The Magic Flute (second spirit) and Massenet’s Werther (Fritz). Sasha has performed at such venerable New York institutions as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, and Merkin Hall, among others.

On February 17, 2020, Sasha was soloist (boy soprano) in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. New York Concert Review stated, "Sasha Grossman was a star. Such incredible poise for such a young performer is noteworthy, but on reading his biography one learns he is already an old pro, with performing credits beginning at age five! His voice was angelic, his diction outstanding, and his intonation was excellent."

Sasha studies the violin with his father Eric Grossman, and for the past four summers he has played in a chamber music group as well as in the youth orchestra at the Mountains and Strings Chamber Music Retreat in Harriman State Park, Idaho. He has joined his three siblings Cecilia and Vera (both cellists) and Misha (violin) in family concerts throughout the US and in the summer 2021 was invited to the Virtuoso & Belcanto festival in Lucca, Italy.


At age 11 he completed his first, fully orchestrated Piano Concerto in C minor, which he hopes to premiere in Cuba under the direction of his grandfather, composer, and conductor Jorge Lopez Marin. Sasha is currently composing a piano Sonata titled "Quarentined 2020" commissioned by and dedicated to his godmother Dr. Marzena Odorczuk.


Arts on the Lake has in place a Covid policy of:

  • Everyone attending an indoor event must be vaccinated.
  • Everyone will be required to wear a mask.