Alexei Ogrintchouk is a graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire, where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, Jacques Tys and Jean-Louis Capezzali. He is the winner of a number of international competitions including the prestigious CIEM International Competition in Geneva at the age of 19. He was also the winner of the European Juventus prize in 1999, two Victoires de la Musique Classique prizes in France in 2002, the Triumph prize in Russia in 2005 and Borletti Buitini Trust Award winner in 2007.
Since August 2005 Alexei Ogrintchouk has been first solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam with Mariss Jansons, and then with Daniele Gatti. Until then he held the same post at the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra – a position which he secured at the age of 20.
As a recitalist and chamber musician he is much in demand and has performed throughout the world including in Theatre du Chatelet, Theatre des Champs-Elysees, Cite de la Musique, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein in Vienna, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New-York, Auditorium in Tel Aviv, Suntory Hall in Tokyo.
His chamber music partners have included Gidon Kremer, Michel Plasson, Kent Nagano, Vladimir Spivakov, Daniel Harding, Yuri Bashmet, Roman Kofman, Maurice Bourg, Thomas Quasthoff, Fabio Luisi, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Gianandrea Noseda.
He has performed concertos with the world's greatest orchestras including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de l'Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Moscow Virtuosi, Kremerata Baltica, Moscow Soloists, Virtuosi Italiani among others.
He is also a frequent guest at festivals such as BBC Proms, Colmar, Lockenhaus, Verbier, Luzern, Berliner Festspiele, Santa Cecilia, Cortona, Edinburgh Internation Festival, City of London Festival and the Stars of the White Nights, Crescendo and Easter Festival in Russia.
Alexei Ogrintchouk is 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 at the Royal Academy of Music in London (2001-2011), professor at the Musikene in San Sebastian (2009-2011), and at the Royal Conservatory in the Hague since 2010.
His discography includes the world premiere of the slow movement of Beethoven’s oboe concerto (Raptus Classics), music by Britten (Record One), Skalkotas (Bis Records). Most recent CDs includes Bach’s oboe concerto, Mozart’s oboe concerto and quartet (all on BIS Records).