Russian National Orchestra

Leonid Ogrinchuk

Piano, Basso Continuo

Leonid Ogrinchuk was born in Moscow in 1951. He graduated with honors from the Moscow Conservatory in 1975, studying under professor Lev Naumov. In 1981 he received his graduate degree, also with honors.

As both a soloist and ensemble performer, Leonid has performed throughout Russia, Europe, the U.S., Australia and Japan. He has participated in major international music festivals in Berlin (World Festival of Youth and Students, 1973), Nancy (1987), Bad-Wörishofen (1991), Sydney (1998), Prad (1998), and Amsterdam (2001). While active as a performer, Leonid has also constantly kept up with teaching (since 1977, he has led special piano classes at the Gnesin Institute), leading master classes for students from the U.S. and Japan.

Leonid has been a soloist with the RNO since its founding, participating in orchestral work and chamber music concerts. He participated in the creation of the RNO Trio and the chamber music collegium "Die Forelle." Over the past 20 years, he has given dozens of concerts in Russia and abroad, and has been on numerous recordings, including with Russian Radio and Television.

In 1998, at the CIEM International Competition, Leonid was given the award of Best Concertmaster. His 2003 recording of Schumann's "Gesänge, Abendlied" on Harmonia Mundi with Alexei Ogrinchuk, winner of international competitions in Paris and Geneva, received wide critical acclaim.