I’ve been working with Alexander and Quartetto Gelato for almost twenty years. In that time we’ve all grown together as artists and shared a lot of laughter and self-deprecating humour that comes with being a musician.
Alex was a star. There was no disputing his extraordinary talent to interpret masterpieces and deliver consistently wherever he was. Not many years ago, I found Alex at the bottom of the Bay Street Subway station busking. I couldn’t believe it was him but that was Alex. He worked hard. Even TTC patrons got the pleasure of hearing his genius even though they had no clue he was a multi-award winning champion of his instrument.
I will miss his musicianship and genius for sure. But I am heartbroken at the thought of not being able to share laughter with him ever again. Alex was a gentleman and a good man. I am still numb at the loss.
I’ve recorded many music videos for QG. The film below is a compilation of outtakes from our last video shot in Miami. Alex was always so patient. He would entertain my requests and whatever I asked him to do he would be willing. On the last day of shooting I randomly asked if he would approach the owner of a beach house for permission to shoot a scene on his balcony. Alex delivered as usual.
Bless you Sasha. It was too soon man. But I guess God needs his dose of Bach and Under Paris Skies too.