Alexis kossenko


Born in Nice in 1977, Alexis Kossenko is a complete musician: flutist, conductor, musicologist, he leads an immense solo career on both modern and baroque instruments. He holds a 1st prize from the National Conservatory of Music in Paris (class of Alain Marion), where he will also perform three advanced cycles and a soloist diploma from the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (class of Marten Root). In 1995, he unanimously obtained 1st prize in the international flute competition organized by the Lions-Club, and in 2001, was distinguished by the jury of the Rampal competition which awarded him the prize for the best performance. d'Call for'air by Bruno Mantovani, a work for which he is responsible for creating the Salle Gaveau worldwide.

His orchestral experience is particularly rich: he collaborates with prestigious modern ensembles (Philharmonie der Nationen - with which he gave some 350 concerts as solo flutist and recorded the flute concerto by Carl Nielsen - the orchestral ensemble of Paris, the orchestra of 'Auvergne), romantic (Anima Eterna, the revolutionary and romantic orchestra, Kölner Akademie) and baroque (La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Concerto Copenhagen, ensemble Matheus, Capriccio Stravagante, Les Paladins, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Cercle de Harmony.). He has thus played and recorded (more than fifty records) under the direction of Justus Frantz, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Valery Gergiev, Arie van Beek, Philippe Bender, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Skip Sempé, Jean-Claude Malgoire, Louis Langrée, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen, Martin Gester, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Jos van Immerseel, Eduardo Lopez Banzo, Hervé Niquet, Jaap ter Linden and Fabio Biondi. Since its creation in 2004, he has held the position of solo flute of the Philharmonic Chamber (Emmanuel Krivine), of the Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), of the Barokksolistene (Bjarte Eike) in Norway, and recently has played as a soloist with the Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi).

In 1997 his performances of the Quantz and Vivaldi concertos with the European Union Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman and Roy Goodman were particularly applauded, and marked the beginning of his solo activities. Since then he has been the guest of many European ensembles and has performed in concerto on both the transverse flute (modern or baroque) and the recorder.

In recent years, his activities as a conductor have grown in importance, and he regularly collaborates with B'Rock (Belgium), and Holland Baroque Society (Netherlands) and especially Arte dei Suonatori, with whom he recorded the complete concertos of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (Alpha: ten from Classica Repertoire, five stars from Goldberg, Choc du Monde de la Musique; qualified as a benchmark in these works) and Vivaldi's concertos.

It was in 2010 that Alexis Kossenko founded the orchestra Lthe Ambassadors.


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