Russian National Orchestra

Alexey Serov

Assistant Principal
French Horn

Alexey Serov Alexey Serov was born in Moscow in 1983. He completed studies at the Central Music School (a course of studies by associate professor I.B. Lifanovskiy), and entered Moscow State Conservatory in 2000, which he finished with distinction. The same year he also joined the Orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre. In 2005, he graduated from Moscow State Conservatory and in 2008 he completed the Conservatory's postgraduate program (a course of studies by associate professor I.V. Makarov).

In 2001, Alexey won first prize in the Fifth International Competition of Young Performing Musicians on Wind and Percussion Instruments (Togliatti). That same year, he won first place in the Open International Competition of Soloists and Ensembles (Moscow). He has since been a featured soloist with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Musica Viva chamber orchestra and others.

Alexey joined the Russian National Orchestra in 2003 and is presently Associate Principal Horn in the orchestra. He is a founding member of the RNO Wind Quintet.

Alexey performed Eshpay's Concerto for French Horn at the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra, and later recorded it with the TV and Radio Symphony Orchestra (CD released in 2004). In August 2005, he was an honoree of the European Foundation for Culture in Germany, Wiesbaden. In 2008 he taught a master class for students at Penn State University.

Alexey plays in Vladislav Lavrik's Master Brass ensemble and in the Russian Wind Quintet. In 2005, at the 5th International Chamber Music Competition in Osaka (Japan), the Russian Wind Quintet (A. Shuty, A. Rubtsov, M. Rubtsov, A. Serov and A. Snegirev) received first prize. The quintet has toured Malaysia, the U.S., Great Britain, Spain, Singapore and Russia.

In addition to ensemble performances, Alexey also performs as a soloist with the Moscow State Symphonic Orchestra and with the chamber orchestra "Musica Viva."