Violinist, Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory alumnus, award winner at international contests.
In 1976, as a 4th year Conservatory student, was accepted into the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra (currently the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra), where he had worked for 26 years – first as a musician, later as the leader of the orchestra, for the last five years as its director.
Was involved in the organization of more than 300 festivals and concerts of world-renown musicians in the cities of Russia, Austria, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, the USA, Japan, directed the recordings of numerous music albums, video programs and music movies.
Since 2003 Alexei Shalashov has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Moscow Philharmonic Society. Under his management about 800 concerts are held annually at the best Moscow concert venues and tours of world-famous classical musicians and singers are organized.
Alexei Shalashov is an Honored Artist of Russia, Honored Worker of Arts of Russia, recipient of the Order of Friendship, laureate of the Government of the Russian Federation Prize for Culture in 2014.
Member of the board of trustees of the XVI International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker'.