Alexis Kossenko


"Alexis Kossenko is a young genius with multiple talents, whose career will lead him wherever he wants. (...) Few conductors are so fascinating to observe, whether it is for its musicians or for us spectators, and yet nothing is a part of a show intended to impress the public."

Musical Pointers

Born in Nice, Alexis Kossenko performs as soloist with Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Ensemble Matheus, Philharmonie der Nationen, La Grande Ecurie and Chambre du Roy, Stradivaria, Barokksolistene, B'Rock, Le Cercle The Philharmonic Chamber, the Modo Antiquo, Lorrain Concert, Holland Baroque Society, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, with a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Khachaturian, Mozart's concertos on tour with Emmanuel Krivine. He formerly played at Berlin Philharmonic, Stockholm Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall, Royal Albert Hall in London, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Theater des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Ton-Halle in Zürich, Concertgebouw in Bruges and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

An expert of all the historical forms of his instrument, Alexis Kossenko plays as well as the modern flute (he is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in the class of Alain Marion, winner of the 2000 Rampal Competition) the baroque flute, classical and romantic flutes, and the recorder.

He is currently the first flautist of the Philharmonic Chamber (directed by Emmanuel Krivine), the Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet), Ensemble Matheus (directed by Jean-Christophe Spinosi), Gli Angeli Geneva (Stephan MacLeod) and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (Philippe Herreweghe).

He recorded the concertos for flute by Nielsen, Telemann, Haydn, Touchemoulin and the first collection of six concerts by CPE Bach, Vivaldi's concertos (Editor's Choice of Gramophone) and Lessons of Darkness by Charpentier with the baritone Stephan MacLeod, Vivaldi and Haendel with the mezzo-soprano Blandine Staskiewicz, and concertos and openings of Telemann.

Among projects realised in 2015-2016, can be mentioned numerous solo concerts scheduled throughout Europe, direction of a tour of 25 performances of The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart in France and Rossini concerts with the soprano Sabine Devieilhe, conducting the Musica Viva Orchestra in Moscow (concert at Tchaikowski Hall) and Sinfonia Iuventus in Warsaw (concert at the Warsaw Philharmonic).