Alexander Kaganovsky was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He had his first music lessons at the age of five. Only a few years later he played as a soloist for the first time, and at the age of 16, he won the Ukraine Competition. He continued his studies at the Tel Aviv Rubin Academy of Music with Prof. Uzi Wiesel and won first prize at the Academy’s competition. In 1985 he was awarded first prize in the Israel Broadcasting competition, and since that year he has also been a member of the acclaimed Israel String Quartet. Since 1998 Alexander Kaganovsky is living in Switzerland. He has participated in numerous festivals, such as Klangbogen Festival in Vienna (Austria), Catania Festival (Italy), Cesky Krumlov Festival (Czech Republic), Badener Music Festival (Germany), Murten Festival (Switzerland), Oslo Festival (Norway), Moscow Spivakov Festival and Masterclass (Russia), International Festival and Masterclass Moulin D’Ande (France), Novosibirsk Festival (Russia), Cartago Festival (Tunis), Bachwochen Thun (Switzerland), Schubertiade Schnackenburg (Germay), etc.
He has played as a soloist with orchestras in Germany, France, Israel, Italy, Luxemburg, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, USA, South America, Japan, Hungary, Poland, Croatia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Serbia, Armenia, the Czech Republic, and Russia.
Alexander Kaganovsky is a professor in Master Classes at the International Music Academy Cremona (Italy), at the Moscow Spivakov Festival and at the Master Class (Russia), at the International Festival and at the Master Class Moulin D’Ande (France), at Rolandseck (Germay), and at the UNESCO Master Class under the overall direction of Yehudi Menuhin.
His wide repertoire ranges from Baroque to contemporary music, and some pieces have been specially written for him. Kaganovsky has made many recordings for radio, TV, and had CD’s recorded by ZPEX and J.O.D. (Japan) and Kaganovsky Sound (Switzerland).
Alexander Kaganovsky performed as a soloist with many well-known conductors, including Gary Bertini, Rudolf Barshai, Dmitri Kitayenko, Hughes Wolf, David Robertson, Mario Venzago, Nathan Rachlin, Andrey Boreyko, Mendi Rodan, Arnold Katz, Ernst Bour, Stanley Sperber, Shalom R. Riklis, Ion Marin, Christoph König, Avner Biron, Charles Growys, Simjon Friedmann, Pavel Gershtein, Igor Lerman, Benjamin Yusupov, and Vahan Mardirossian. He has lived in Switzerland since 1998.