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Alexei Ogrintchouk

Oboe, Conductor

  • Alexei Ogrintchouk is recognised across the world as an oboist and artist of astounding technique and virtuosity. This is coupled with a profound lyricism and a highly original musicality. In 2005 he was appointed first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam under Mariss Jansons. Prior to this, he was Valery Gergiev’s first solo oboist at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a position which he secured at the age of 20.

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  • Ogrintchouk now combines his orchestral commitments with both solo and conducting engagements. A charismatic soloist, he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Fabio Luisi, Daniel Harding, Andris Nelsons, Gianandrea Noseda, Stephane Deneve, Tugan Sokhiev, Jaap van Zweden and Susanna Malkki. He has performed with the world’s greatest orchestras - the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestre de l'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Kontzerthausorchester Berlin, Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn, Basel Symphony Orchestra, Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Europa Galante, Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Russian National Orchestra, and Kremerata Baltica.

    As a conductor he has led Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Orchestre de Besancon, Amsterdam and Riga Sinfonietta, Kremerata Baltica, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra.

    In the 19/20 season, Alexei Ogrintchouk will appear as soloist with the Wroclaw Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, and will conduct and play with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de Pays de Loire, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Brussels Philharmonic.

    Ogrintchouk is also a consummate recitalist and chamber musician and his chamber music partners include Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Julian Rachlin, Fabio Biondi, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Nikolai Znaider, Yuri Bashmet, Tabea Zimmermann, Maurice Bourgue, Radu Lupu, Leif Ove Andsnes, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Alexander Lonquich, Sergio Azzolini, Thomas Quasthoff, Misha Maisky, as well as the Belcea, Ebene, Sine Nomine and Tokyo string quartets. He has performed in major halls throughout the world and is a frequent guest at festivals such as BBC Proms, MIDEM, Colmar, Lockenhaus, Verbier, Luzern, Berliner Festspiele, Santa Cecilia, Edinburgh International Festival and the White Nights, Svyatoslav Richter December Nights and Easter Festival in Russia.

    Alexei Ogrintchouk’s first CD with the works by Schumann was released on Harmonia Mundi’s "Nouveau musicians" Series to exceptional reviews. His discography includes the world premiere of the slow movement of Beethoven Oboe Concerto (Raptus classics), music by Britten (Record One), Skalkotas (Bis Records), Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra (Pentatone). His three most recent CDs includes Bach Oboe Concertos, Mozart Oboe Concerto and Quartet, a 20th Century Recital and the Strauss Oboe Concerto (all on BIS Records).

    A graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Alexei Ogrintchouk is originally from Moscow and by the age of 13, was already performing across Russia, Europe and Japan. He is the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva in 1998, the European Juventus Prize in 1999, a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner in 2007 and was part of the prestigious Rising Stars and BBC New Generation Artists Programmes.

    Alexei Ogrintchouk has succeeded Maurice Bourgue as Professor of Oboe at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve in 2011 and is in great demand as a guest professor and for public masterclasses.

    2019-20 season / 585 words. Not to be altered without permission.


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Sir Andrew Davis
Stéphane Denève
Valery Gergiev
Daniel Harding
Jakub Hrůša
Mariss Jansons
Lu Jia
Fabio Luisi
Susanna Mälkki
Enrique Mazzola
Kent Nagano
Andris Nelsons
Gianandrea Noseda
Seiji Ozawa
Michel Plasson
Michael Sanderling
Thomas Sanderling
Tugan Sokhiev
Jan Willem de Vriend
Lothar Zagrosek
Jaap van Zweden

Sample programmes


Dvorák: Serenade for Winds in D minor
Mozart: Concert Aria for Oboe in F major, K538
Beethoven: Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, 'Eroica'

Mozart: Serenade for Winds in E-flat major
Bellini: Concerto for Oboe in E-flat major
Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, 'Scottish'

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
C.P.E. Bach: Oboe Concerto in E-flat major
Beethoven: Symphony No.2 in D major

Schubert: Symphony No.3 in D major OR Mozart: Symphony No.29 A major, K. 201/186a
Mozart: Concert Aria for Oboe in F major, K.538
Haydn: Symphony No.104 in D major, 'London'


Mozart: Cassation
Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D major, 'Titan'

Conducting engagements

Mariinsky Orchestra
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Camerata RCO (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestre de Besancon
Orchestre de Picardie
Amsterdam and Riga Sinfonietta
Kremerata Baltica
Orchestre International de Geneve
Orquesta Barocca de Sevilla
Swedish Festival Chamber Orchestra
Lathuanian Festival Chamber Orchestra
Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra

Solo engagements

BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Orchestre National de Lille
Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife
Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse
Orchestre d'Auvergne
Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire
Basel Symphony Orchestra
Kontzerthausorchester Berlin
Beethovenhalle Orchestra Bonn
Koln Sinfonietta
Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
Munich Chamber Orchestra
Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Amsterdam Sinfonietta
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
Dutch Radio Kamer Philharmonie
Camerata RCO
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Verbier Festival
Geneva Chamber Orchestra
Norrkoping Symphony Orchestra
Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra
Budapest Festival Orchestra
MAV Orchestra Budapest
Prague Chamber Orchestra
National Orchestra of Belgium
Orchestre de l'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
Europa Galante
Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla
Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra
Sinfonia Varsovia
Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres
Moscow Soloists
Moscow Virtuosi
Russian National Orchestra
Belgrade Philharmonic
Kremerata Baltica
Lathuanian Chamber Orchestra
Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra
Mito Chamber Orchestra
New European Strings

What a subtle and fascinating artist is oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk – a team player as well as a born soloist

BBC Music Magazine

"a rich but focused tone, a melodic give-and-take that feels simultaneously playful and expressive"


"Ogrintchouk's tone is sweet and yet robust where required, and the Concertgebouw play wonderfully for him. There's a freedom and a flexibility of pulse that is most impressive..."

Presto Classical

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