Alexis Kossenko – conductor
is a conductor/director and flute player mastering his instrument in all its historic forms from the ‘modern’ flute to the baroque and renaissance flutes, as well as the recorder.
His orchestra experience is particularly extensive and include regular collaborations with La Chambre Philharmonique, Le Concert d’Astrée, Stradivaria, Ensemble Matheus, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Barokk Solistene. His intense career on both the modern and baroque flutes was rapidly established following his diplomas in Paris with Alain Marion and Amsterdam with Marten Root. His concert schedule takes him to prestigious concert halls as soloist and chamber musician in major festivals all over Europe. In 1997 his acclaimed interpretation of concertos by Quantz and Vivaldi with EUBO conducted by Ton Koopman and Roy Goodman (more than 20 concerts across Europe) marked the beginning of his solo career. Since, he has been invited by numerous European ensembles as concerto soloist on both the modern and baroque flute as well as the recorder. He works as a duet with pianist Rémy Cardinale, and together with baryton Alain Buet and cellist Emmanuel Balssa they have established l’Armée des Romantiques dedicated to French 19th century music.
With his own orchestra Les Ambassadeurs he undertakes a rediscovery of forgotten repertoire – music from the Dresden’s Golden Age. He is also a guest conductor of B’Rock (Belgium), Holland Baroque Society (Holland), European Union Baroque Orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrée (France) and especially Arte dei Suonatori (Poland) – together they performed in numerous highly acclaimed tours. Their complete recording of CPE Bach flute concertos (Alpha) is considered to be a reference, and was followed by Vivaldi flute concertos. Other major CD releases include Rameau Concerts, Touchemoulin and Hoffman flute concertos, Telemann overtures and concertos.