Sasha Gordon was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, where she began studying piano at the age of 5. After immigrating to the United States at age 10 in 1989, Sasha continued her piano studies and later attended Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan.
While majoring in music and visual arts at Brown University, Sasha was a prolific composer for stage and film, and also won numerous competitions as a concert pianist.
Sasha went on to pursue a master’s degree at the Mannes Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with Edward Aldwell and composition with Robert Cuckson.
She continued her film-scoring work with an award-winning full-length score for the 1927 silent Oscar winner, Wings. The film debuted with Sasha’s new score at New York’s Symphony Space as part of the Avignon-New York Film Festival in 2003 and subsequently at the Avignon Opera House in France.
In the last three years, Sasha has scored over 30 narrative features, documentaries and shorts while continuing her graduate studies at New York University’s Film Directing program. Sasha’s latest compositional work can be heard in last year’s Sundance Grand Jury Winner, Padre Nuestro, as well as in Lawrence and Dear Lemon Lima, which both made their debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Sasha’s latest compositional work can be heard in this year’s academy award winning short, God of Love, as well as the documentaries Our School and When the Drum is Beating which both made their debuts at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
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