Alexander Boldachev (Sasha Boldachev) is a virtuoso harpist, composer and teacher.
He was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia in the family of a professor of the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory Irina Sharapova and a philosopher and futurologist Alexander Boldachev.
As a child, Sasha took up piano and harp. Later, he studied harp (class of Karina Maleeva) and composition (class of Svetlana Lavrova) in the musical lyceum of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.
He graduated from Zurich Academy of Music (harp class of Catherine Michel and Sarah O'Brien, composition class of Mathias Steinauer, conducting class of Marc Kissóczy). During his studies, he was taking lessons and masterclasses from Xavier de Maistre, Jana Bouskova, Anna Makarova, Marielle Nordmann, Isabelle Moretti, Natalia Shameeva, Elisabeth Fontan-Binoche, Susann McDonald, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, and Isabelle Perra.