Born on the Crimean Peninsula in 1990, Asya Fateyeva can draw on a wide repertoire, encompassing works originally written for her instrument as well as works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. Her training has combined the Russian tradition of soulful music-making with the methods of the French classical saxophone school. She regularly plays tenor saxophone in the renowned Alliage Quintet. Now based in Hamburg, she has taught classical saxophone at the Münster College of Music since 2014.
Asya Fateyeva has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Vladimir Fedoseyev at the Vienna Musikverein. She has appeared as a guest in the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and the Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra. She has been invited to perform at festivals in Colmar, Fermo, Cologne, Moscow and St Petersburg and at the Festival of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania too. In 2015 Asya Fateyeva won the Berenberg Arts Award, which included prize money of 10,000 euros. In October 2016 she won the ECHO Klassik award for “Newcomer of the Year”.