Born in Novosibirsk in 1972 to a musical family, the violinist Alexander Trostianski
attended the Novosibirsk Conservatory's Special Music School. He entered the
Moscow Conservatory in 1990, where he received his undergraduate degree and
undertook doctoral studies. He is a prize-winner of several prestigious international
competitions. He won the Premio Paganini in Genoa in 1990, was awarded First
Prize at the 1996 Centre d'Arts competition in Orford, Canada, and received
Fifth Prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow in 1998.
As a soloist he has participated in the Moscow Autumn, Musik im Michel, December
Evenings (named in honour of Sviatoslav Richter), and other festivals. He has
also appeared in recital and as a soloist with orchestras in Bulgaria, Canada,
the Czech Republic, Germany, the United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland,
Slovenia, Turkey, the United States, France, and throughout Russia. He appeared
with the Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Yuri Bashmet, on its
1996 tour to the United States.