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Borletti-Buitoni Trust

I am really delighted to have received the BBT award and all the support from the Trust which comes with it. The award has enabled me to commission a new oboe concerto with full symphony orchestra. This is well into the planning stages now and I'm looking forward to performing the work in the UK in a future season. The BBT has also smoothed the way for me to release a series of concerto discs with orchestra. I start recording the first of these later this year. There's no doubt that this will provide an additional platform to further my international career and attain greater public recognition.

Alexei Ogrintchouk"

Alexei Ogrintchouk is one of the most outstanding oboists of today and has been performing worldwide since the age of 13. He is winner of international awards including the prestigious Geneva competition, the BBC New Generation award and the Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. A graduate of the Gnessin School of Music and the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Maurice Bourgue, he combines astounding technique with virtuosity and lyricism. Alexei Ogrintchouk manages to combine orchestral playing - he has been solo oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2005 - with his ever-increasing solo engagements. He has performed concertos with great orchestras including Bolshoi and Mariinsky Theatres, Suisse Romande, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, all the Orchestras of the BBC, Royal Philharmonic, KREMERata Baltica, as well as the chamber orchestras of Auvergne, Stuttgart, Munich, UBS Verbier and Prague. In 2007 he performed the Strauss Concerto at the BBC Proms to outstanding reviews and was immediately invited back in 2008. In December 2010 he will perform the world premiere of a new concerto by Dalbavie with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Jiri Belohlavek. He is also much in demand as a recitalist and chamber musician and has performed with many distinguished artists including Gidon Kremer, Radu Lupu, Thomas Quasthoff, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Maurice Bourgue, Sarah Chang, Nikolai Znaider, Julian Rachlin and Leif Ove Andsnes. His discography includes a Schumann recital disc (Harmonia Mundi), the world premiere of the Beethoven oboe concerto (Raptus classics), music by Britten (Record One), Skalkotas (BIS) and the Mozart Oboe Concerto (PentaTone classics). A CD of Bach Concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra will be released next season on the BIS label.

Photographs by Marco Borggreve

A 20th Century Recital

A 20th Century Recital

Hindemith:Sonata for oboe and piano (I. Munter)

Pavel Haas :Suite for oboe and piano, Op.17 (II. Con fuoco)

Paul Ben-Haim:Three Songs without Words (III. Sephardic Melody)

The last of Alexei Ogrintchouk’s three BBT-supported recordings with BIS is is a family affair recital with his pianist father, Leonid Ogrintchouk.  As well as the works featured here, the CD includes Britten Temporal Variations and Antál Dorati Duo Concertante among other works.

Alexei Ogrintchouk
Leonid Ogringtchouk piano

BIS-SACD-2023 |

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust



Mozart : Oboe Concerto in C major K314 (1st movement)

Mozart : Oboe Quartet in F major K370 (3rd movement)

Mozart : Violin Sonata in B flat major K378 arranged for oboe and piano (2nd movement)

Following the critically acclaimed recording of Bach Concertos with Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Alina Ibragimova, this is Alexei Ogrintchouk’s second CD on BIS to be supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust.

Alexei Ogrintchouk oboe and director
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Boris Brovtsyn
Maxim Rysanov viola
Kristina Blaumane cello
Leonid Ogrintchouk piano

BIS-SACD-2007 | 

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust

J.S. Bach Oboe Concertos

J.S. Bach Oboe Concertos

Bach: Concerto in A major for oboe d’amore, strings and b.c. (1st movement)

Bach: Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and b.c. (2nd movement)

Bach: Concerto in C minor for oboe, violin, strings and b.c. (3rd movement)

Alexei Ogrintchouk’s passion for Bach is clear as he directs the celebrated Swedish Chamber Orchestra in a programme of concertante works. He also revels in the luxury of purely musical dialogue with his long time friend, violinist Alina Ibragimova, for the famous Double Concerto in C minor.

Alexei Ogrintchouk oboe and director
Alina Ibragimova violin
Swedish Chamber Orchestra

BIS-SACD-1769 |

Supported by Borletti-Buitoni Trust

Dalbavie Oboe Concerto

Dalbavie Oboe Concerto

Marc-André Dalbavie: Oboe Concerto (excerpt); recorded live at Barbican, London

Excerpt from the World Premiere performance on 17 December 2010 “...the concerto dazzles like a 100-watt bulb in a hall of mirrors…the restless energy of Ogrintchouk’s performance could power the Barbican’s stage lights for months...” (Erica Jeal, The Guardian 21 December 2010) Commissioned for Alexei Ogrintchouk by Borletti-Buitoni Trust and the BBC

Alexei Ogrintchouk oboe
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiří Bēlohlávek

Courtesy of BBC Radio 3


Alexei Ogrintchouk records Bach Oboe Concertos with Swedish Chamber Orchestra

Alexei Ogrintchouk doesn’t just have big lungs (it’s official!) and a big engaging smile, he also has an all-embracing approach to his musical life which he describes as a ‘permanent masterclass’. This short film encapsulates the clear focus and relish with which he plays out his many roles – as soloist, teacher, chamber musician and principal oboist with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. BBT has helped nurture him in two more roles - as conductor/director and as a commissioner of new work. His passion for Bach obviously motivates his leadership of the celebrated Swedish Chamber Orchestra in a programme of concertante works for his first recital CD with BIS, while he also revels in the luxury of purely musical dialogue with his long time friend, violinist Alina Ibragimova, for the famous Double Concerto in C minor. He eagerly anticipates breathing life into a new concerto written for him by French composer Marc-André Dalbavie (world premiere 17 December 2010 in London with the BBC Symphony Orchestra).

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