Alexei Ogrintchouk is one of the most outstanding oboists performing today. A graduate of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Tys and Jean-Louis Capezzali, he combines astounding technique with virtuosity and lyricism. Originally from Moscow, Alexei Ogrintchouk was already performing all over Russia, Europe and Japan from the age of 13. He is the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious Concours international d’exécution musicale de Genève CIEM at the age of 19.
Since 2005 Alexei Ogrintchouk has been first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons, and then with Daniele Gatti. Until then he held the same post at the Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest with Valery Gergiev – a position which he secured at the age of 20.
The artist combines orchestral playing with his ever-increasing solo and conducting engagements (the Mariinsky Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra). He has performed concertos under the baton of conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Seiji Ozawa, Fabio Luisi, Kent Nagano, Michel Plasson, Sir Andrew Davis, Jiří Bělohlávek, and with the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestras of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo.
As a recitalist and chamber musician he is much in demand and has performed throughout the world in numerous concert halls including Paris, London, Vienna, Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, as well at festivals, with music partners: Gidon Kremer, Radu Lupu, Mischa Maisky, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet and others.
From September 2011 Alexei Ogrintchouk is named successor of Maurice Bourgue as oboe professor at the Haute école de musique de Genève.
His discography was released on Harmonia Mundi, Raptus, Pentatone, and Bis Records. Three most recent CDs include Bach, Mozart and R. Strauss Oboe Concertos, Mozart Oboe Quartet, and a 20th Century Recital.