One of the most outstanding contemporary oboists, Alexei Ogrintchouk studied music at Gnessin School of Music in Moscow and the Paris Conservatoire. From the age of 13, Alexei was performing all over Russia, Europe and Japan.. He is the winner of many international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva at the age of 19. He has been part of the prestigious Rising Stars and BBC New Generation Artists Programmes. Since August 2005 Alexei Ogrintchouk has been first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam, with Mariss Jansons, and then with Daniele Gatti. Alexei Ogrintchouk combines orchestral playing with solo and conducting engagements. He performed with the greatest conductors in world-famous orchestras. Alexei Ogrintchouk was named successor of Maurice Bourgue as oboe professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Geneve from September 2011. He also has been a visiting professor in England, Spain, Holland, Italy, Sweden. His recordings receive exceptional reviews. Three most recent albums include Bach Oboe Concertos, Mozart Oboe Concerto and Quartet, a 20th Century Recital and the Strauss Oboe Concerto (all on BIS Records).