Alexei Ogrintchouk

Professor of Oboe

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Born in Moscow in 1978, Alexei Ogrintchouk studied at the Gnessin School of Music in Moscow under Professor I. Pushechnikov. In 1995, a French government scholarship enabled him to enter the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Jean-Louis Capezzali, and Jacques Tys. In 1999, he received two first prizes unanimously from the CNSM jury in oboe and chamber music.

A laureate of the National Wind Instrument Competition of Russia (1st Prize in 1991), the International “Concertino-Prague” Competition (1992), and the UFAM International Competition in Paris (1st Prize in 1997), he won the First Prize and special prizes at the CIEM International Competition in Geneva in 1998. In 1999, he won the European “Juventus” Prize.

Under the auspices of UNESCO, with the Les Nouveaux Noms Foundation, as a soloist of the Gnessin Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, and in a duo with Vladimir Spivakov, Alexei Ogrintchouk toured numerous countries.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed with musicians such as Radu Lupu, Gidon Kremer, Vladimir Spivakov, Christophe Coin, and the Kocian and Sine Nomine Quartets. He has played under the direction of conductors such as Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Albert Kaiser, and with many orchestras. He has been a guest at several renowned festivals.

In May 1999, Alexei Ogrintchouk was selected as the principal oboe of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. Since 2000, he has been supported by the NATEXIS Foundation. During the 2000/2001 season, he was chosen as an artist for the Rising Star program, which led him to prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, and the Cité de la Musique in Paris. In January 2002, he received two Victoires de la Musique Classique awards: “Revelation Foreign Artist of the Year” and the audience award. Starting in the 2011 academic year, Alexei Ogrintchouk succeeded Maurice Bourgue at the Haute école de musique de Genève.

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