In Memoriam Alexander Ivashkin (1948-2014)

Back row: Yoosha Kim, Laura Moody, Miranda Wilson, Rachel Johnston; front row: Natalia Pavlutskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Ivashkin
On the occasion of Mstislav Rostropovich’s doctoral ceremony at Goldsmiths College, University of London, October 2000. Back row: Yoosha Kim, Laura Moody, Miranda Wilson, Rachel Johnston. Front row: Natalia Pavlutskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Ivashkin

Alexander Vassilievich Ivashkin was the most original cello soloist of his generation, a passionate advocate of new music, a brave and brilliant scholar, and the best human being I ever knew. He was my beloved teacher and musical father.

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