Meet the musicians

Alexander Mandl

Violinist Alexander “Sascha” Mandl enjoys a worldwide active and diverse career as soloist, chamber and orchestra musician, conductor and educator.  A familiar face at the Sunflower Music Festival, the versatile artist has appeared internationally at renowned halls, such as Alice Tully, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Carnegie Music Hall, the Memorial of Latin America, Bradley Symphony Center and Sala Manuel de Falla in Granada, Spain.

As a soloist and orchestra musician, Mandl has collaborated with notable conductors, such as Eleazar de Carvalho, Gunther Herbig, Jorge Mester and Robert Shaw among others.  Most recently, Mandl has appeared as soloist with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and the Racine Symphony Orchestra – where he holds Concertmaster positions – and the Paraiba Symphony Orchestra, Brazil. 

A dedicated and passionate chamber musician, Mandl has collaborated with eminent artists, such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jian Wang, Mathieu Dufour, Aldo Parisot, Todd Levy, Rene Izquierdo, Frank Morelli, Sidney Harth and Erick Friedman, to name a few.  He is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Philomusica String Quartet (resident at Wisconsin Lutheran College), and the Quintessence Piano Quintet, which performs in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, with live broadcasts on WFMT, Chicago. In addition, Mandl has performed with Chamber Music Milwaukee, Milwaukee Musaik, Frankly Music, the Sunflower Music Festival, and at the João Pessoa International Music Festival in Brazil. 

He is the Music Director of the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Medical College Orchestra. Mandl is also the conductor of Milwaukee Musaik, and guest conductor with the South Denmark Symphony Orchestra. 

He is the recipient of the Andrew Carnegie Tradition Award, the Yale Alumni Award, the Milles Prize and the prestigious Ivan Galamian Award. Mandl earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and degrees from Carnegie Mellon, and Yale University. Dr. Mandl serves on the faculties of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. In 2002, he recorded for CD Baby’s Heavenly Lullabies dedicated to the orphans of 9/11, produced in New York City.  That same year, he recorded J.S. Bach’s E major concerto with the UFPB Chamber Orchestra (Brazil) under the direction of maestro Sidney Harth.