- Bassoon at the National School of Music "L. Pipkov" Sofia, Bulgaria with Peter Kocev
- Bassoon performance (DMA) at the Folkwang University of Arts Essen, Germany with Malte Refardt
- Contemporary music performance (MA) at the International Ensemble Modern Academy/University for Music and performance art Frankfurt am Main with Johannes Schwarz and members of the ensemble
Fields of work:
As a bassoonist Alexandar Hadjiev is member of "M.A.M.manufaktur für aktuelle musik" and regular guest at the Ensemble Modern. In the years he performed also with Ensemble Garage, Bochumer Simfoniker, Saarländisches Staatsorchester, Le Concert Impromptu, Folkwang Kammerorchester, Altstadt Herbst Orchester and other great groups. He worked with artists such as Helmut Lachenmann, Heiner Goebbels, Sofia Gubaidulina, Heinz Holliger, Beat Furer, Matthias Pintscher, Duncan Ward, Gidon Krämer, Ashley Fure, Olga Neuwirth and many more. Alexandar participated in numerous festivals and concerts around Germany, Bulgaria, France, Indonesia, Mexico, Vietnam, Mynmar, Finland, China, Croatia, Phillipines and many others exiting locations around the world.
Alexandar Hadjiev is co-founder and curator of the "180° - laboratory for innovative art" Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria. 180° is one of the most innovative forums for contemporary art in Bulgaria. A Festival in the form of a laboratory, which gives the artists the possibility to experiment and create art without having certain criterias and having the pressure of creating a “product” in the end. 180° creates new interdisciplinary collaborations and allows the participants to take risks.
As a performer and composer Alexandar is working actively in the field of interdisciplinary performance art. Together with theatre directors, dancers, visual artists, DJs, architects he is developing concepts which they perform in various spaces and settings. He worked with artists such as Ksenia Ravvina, Paul Frick, Katja Cheraneva, Frances Chiaverini, Sara Bizzoca, Stefan Goldmann, Kristina Veit, Florence Ruckstuhl and many more.
In 2016 Alexandar was artist-in-residence at the Bauhaus Dessau, where he developed his solo a/v performance "move(me-n)t", which he performed at the Kurt Weill Fest Dessau, 180° Festival in Sofia and in front of members of the European Union Commission in Brussels. Part of his work is exhibited at Gropiushaus in Dessau.
Since 2013 Alexandar Hadjiev is developing and working on projects focusing at the developing of the creativity and personality of children and youths using elements of interdisciplinary art. He is Artist-Coach at the project "KulturLabor" of the Charles-Hallgarten-School Frankfurt. Since 2013 he is involved in various education projects of International Ensemble Modern Academy and "Kunst and Natur" Foundation in the Frankfurter schools IGS Nordend and Bettinaschule. Between 2017 and 2020 he is Artist-coach at the AllOurFuture project of Theatre Frankfurt, working weekly with 3 school groups. He was also involved in other projects such as "MuFki", "Response" and more.
In Bulgaria Alexandar developed projects where diverse international artists are collaborating with music school students or kids from Roma minority.
Alexandar is also a bassoon, piano and music teacher. Between 2012-2019 he was teacher at Metropolitan School Frankfurt