Alexander Vlassenkov holds a diploma in teaching (guitar and conducting) from Minsk College of Music; a BM and MM in music from Belarussian Academy of Music; and an M.Mus. performance from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London. He has taken master classes with Leo Brouwer and Costas Cotsiolis. He is a certified Suzuki teacher with the SAA whose teachers included Frank Longay and David Madsen. He has received several awards and made recordings with Belarus Broadcast and BBC. He has performed concerts in Belarus, Ukraine, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy and the U.K. Mr. Vlassenkov has over 30 years of international teaching experience including the Belarussian State Pedagogical University, the Orwell Park School (UK), Elms College (MA).