Alexei Ogrintchouk is recognised worldwide as a musician of astounding technique and virtuosity, coupled with a profound lyricism and a highly original musicality. In 2005 he was appointed first solo oboist of the Concertgebouworkest under Mariss Jansons. Prior to this, he was Valery Gergiev’s first solo oboist at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. Ogrintchouk now combines his orchestral commitments with solo appearances as well as conducting engagements. Eminent orchestras that he has performed with include the Concertgebouworkest, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, all the orchestras of the BBC, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Russian National Orchestra. As a conductor he has led orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and Sinfonietta Rīga.Originally from Moscow, Alexei Ogrintchouk is a graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, and the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva in 1998, the European Juventus Prize in 1999, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award winner in 2007.