Quartetto Gelato Member Alexander Sevastian Has Died, Aged 41
We are very sorry to learn that the Toronto accordion virtuoso Alexander Sevastian died suddenly on Friday, February 16, 2018 in Ajijic, Mexico, while on tour with Quartetto Gelato. He had been a member of the group since 2002.
Alexander Sevastian started out in Moscow, touring Europe with the Russian Radio Orchestra. He was a renowned artist, who won several International Accordion Competitions.
He has performed with Music Niagara on numerous occasions over the years and was always a great favourite with our audiences.
Alex is survived by his wife Anya, their children Vladimir and Maria, his brother Vitali and his mother Nadya.
Alexander Sevastian – October 2, 1976 – February 16, 2018
Our very own Atis Bankas has been nominated for a 2018 “Spirit of Niagara” award. Join us on February 27th at 6:30, in the Grand Georgian Ballroom, Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, to lend your support. Individual tickets, $40.
Ceremony and awards at 7:00, buffet afterwards.
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