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Alexis Kossenko is now recognised as one of the world's leading specialists on the flute in all its historical forms, and performs as a soloist on the modern, baroque and romantic flutes, as well as on the recorder.

He is a sought-after soloist, and has performed concertos with Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Concerto Copenhagen, Ensemble Matheus, Philharmonie der Nationen, La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy, Stradivaria, Barokksolistene, B'Rock, Le Cercle de l'Harmonie, La Chambre Philharmonique, Modo Antiquo, Le Concert Lorrain, Holland Baroque Society, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, {Oh} Orkiestra Historiczna, Gli Angeli Genève, Les Ambassadeurs, in a repertoire ranging from Vivaldi to Nielsen, including Mozart concertos on tour with Emmanuel Krivine and Reinecke at the Warsaw Philharmonic. .. He has recently performed at the Berlin and Stockholm Philharmonics, the Wigmore Hall and Royal Albert Hall in London, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Ton-Halle in Zurich, and the Concertgebouw in Bruges and Amsterdam.

He is principal flautist of the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (conductor Philippe Herreweghe), having previously held the same position with the Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine), Gli Angeli (Stephan MacLeod), Le Cercle de l'Harmonie (Jérémie Rhorer), Le Concert d'Astrée (Emmanuelle Haïm), and the Philarmonie der Nationen (Justus Frantz, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Manfred Honeck).

His outstanding recordings, regularly acclaimed by critics and critics' prizes, include the complete concertos by CPE Bach, concertos by Vivaldi, Tartini and Sammartini, trio sonatas by CPE Bach, the Touchemoulin and Hoffmann/Haydn concertos, and two discs of Telemann concertos, Rameau's harpsichord concertos, the first complete video recording of Telemann's Quatuors Parisiens, Saint-Saëns's Carnaval des Animaux, 'Soir Païen' (chamber music and impressionist melodies by Roussel, Ibert, Caplet, Debussy, Ravel, Koechlin and Delage, with Anna Reinhold, Sabine Devieilhe and Emmanuel Olivier). His efforts to rediscover the music of Eugène Walckiers culminated in the release of a 4-disc box set by his label Aparté, which won him a Choc from Classica, a Diapason Découverte, a FFFF from Télérama, and articles in Les Echos and Le Figaro. Coming in 2024: "Les années noires" (Prokofiev, Hindemith, Griffes, Martin, Jolivet, Busoni) with Vassilis Varvaresos.

Alexis Kossenko is also in demand as a teacher, giving masterclasses and lectures.

In 2019, backed by a rich collection of instruments, he is creating Les Concerts de Pan: this major project, designed to showcase the wealth of flute music (understood through its history and organological development), will involve a series of concerts in Paris and a video channel (Youtube / Facebook) where you can discover masterpieces from the repertoire performed on historic instruments.

After studying at the Nice Conservatoire in his youth (Christian Maestri, Jean Ornetti, Jean-Pierre Lebocq), he met Alain Marion at the Nice International Summer Academy and joined his class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 14. He went on to win the 1st Prize before following 3 advanced courses.

He also discovered the sound of ancient instruments at a very early age, which led him to take up the recorder and baroque transverse flute at the same time as his modern flute studies. His encounters with Pierre Séchet and Marten Root were crucial, and he obtained his soloist diploma in the latter's class in Amsterdam in 2000.

This dual training in Baroque and modern music, combined with his work as a conductor, and his concert experience both in orchestras and as a conductor, give Alexis Kossenko's musical baggage an uncommon richness.

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