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Alexis Kossenko Musical Direction & flute / recorder soloist

Alexis Kossenko

« Alexis Kossenko is a multi-skilled young genius whose career will take him where he wills. (…) Few conductors are so compelling to watch, whether by his players or we listeners, but there is no ‘showing off’ to impress an audience. » - Musical Pointers Born in Nice, Alexis Kossenko performs as a soloist with Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Ensemble Matheus, Philharmonie der Nationen, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Concert d’Astrée, Stradivaria, Barokksolistene, B’Rock, Le Cercle de l’Harmonie, La Chambre Philharmonique, Modo Antiquo, Le Concert Lorrain, Holland Baroque Society, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, in a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Khachaturian including Mozart concertos on tour with Emmanuel Krivine. He therefore recently performed in Berlin Philharmonie, Stockholm Philharmonie, Moscow Philharmonie, Franz Liszt Concert Hall in Budapest, Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, Mozarteum Salzburg, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, Opéra Royal and Chapelle Royale in Versailles, TonHalle in Zürich, Bruges and Amsterdam Concertgebouw. Fine connaisseur of all the historical forms of his instrument, Alexis Kossenko plays as well on the modern flute (he was awarded from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in the class of Alain Marion) as on baroque flute, classical and romantic flutes, or recorder. He is now first flautist of La Chambre Philharmonique (dir. Emmanuel Krivine), Ensemble Matheus (dir . Jean-Christophe Spinosi), Gli Angeli Genève (Stephan MacLeod), Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet) and from now Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (dir. Philippe Herreweghe). He recorded flute concertos by Nielsen, Telemann, Haydn, Touchemoulin, and specially, for French label Alpha, the complete concertos by CPE Bach, Vivaldi concertos (Editor’s Choice de Gramophone) and Charpentier leçons de ténèbres with baryton Stephan MacLeod. As a conductor, Alexis Kossenko was invited by European Union Baroque Orchestra, B’Rock, Le Concert d’Astrée, Holland Baroque Society, Arte dei Suonatori. But it is at the head of Les Ambassadeurs that he undertakes his most significant projects, such as the new series for Alpha « per l’orchestra di Dresda » as well as an intense work on Rameau, Purcell, CPE Bach and Mozart. The CDs that he recorded with Les Ambassadeurs got an impressive amount of praises and awards : Gramophone mentioned « Les Ambassadeurs’ fabulous playing » about their Vivaldi « Concerti per l’Orchestra di Dresda » (Alpha) while the Rameau album for Erato (with Sabine Devieilhe) got a Diapason d’Or de l’année 2014, Diamant de l’Opéra, and the Grand prix de l’Académie Charles Cros, and is already a best-seller. Among projects realized in 2015-2016, he successfully conducted 24 perfomances of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, production by Galin Stoev. After a successful project as an invited conductor at Sinfonia Iuventus at the the Warsaw Philharmonic (Mendelssohn / Reinecke), he will be invited again to conduct Brahlms in 2017 (4th Symphony and concerto for violin). In automne 2018, he is invited by the Royal Danish Theater to conduct 12 performances of  Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. He will also conduct at the Opera Kameralna (Warsaw) his Bach programme (Christmas cantatas and concertos), Holland Baroque (Telemann, Tartini, Vivaldi) ; as well as at the European Union Baroque Orchestra in automne 2017.  In 2018-2019, he will conduct operas Les Paladins of Rameau at the Oldenburg State Theatre (Allemagne).

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