31 March 2018
20 May 2018
Alexander Afanasiev graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. From 2005–2010 he was a member of the French horn section of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, Honoured Ensemble of Russia. In 2011–2012 he was leader of the Franch horn section of the Teatro Nacional Chileno (Santiago). From 2012 he was a postgraduate student at the High School of Music and Theatre in Rostock and since 2013 he has been a leader of the French horn section of the Mariinsky Orchestra.