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Alexis kossenko


Born in Nice in 1977, Alexis Kossenko is a complete musician: flautist, conductor, musicologist, he leads an immense solo career both on modern and baroque instrument. He holds a 1st prize from the National Conservatory of Music in Paris (class of Alain Marion), where he will also complete three professional development cycles and the soloist diploma of the Sweelinck Conservatory of Amsterdam (class of Marten Root). He obtains in 1995 the 1st price unanimously of the international flute competition organized by the Lions-Club, and in 2001, is distinguished by the jury of the Rampal competition which grants him the price for the best interpretation 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 flautist and recorded the concerto for flute by Carl Nielsen - the Paris orchestral ensemble, 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 (over 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 with the Philharmonic Chamber (Emmanuel Krivine), the Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), the Barokksolistene (Bjarte Eike) in Norway, and recently plays as a soloist with the Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi).

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

For a few years, his activities as a conductor have been occupying a growing place, 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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