Russian National Orchestra

Alexei Khutoryansky

Violin

Violinist Alexey Khutoryansky, a consummate chamber music player, joined the Russian National Orchestra in 2007. Prior to that he was concertmaster of three prestigious chamber ensembles in Moscow: the Chamber Orchestra of the Moscow Conservatory under conductor Gennady Cherkasov (1999-2002), the Academic Chamber Orchestra "Musica Viva" under the artistic direction of Alexander Rudin from (2003-05), and the Chamber Orchestra Kremlin under Misha Rakhlevsky (2005-07).

A native of Yekaterinburg in the Urals, Khutoryansky is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory. As a student of Professor V. M. Ivanov, he was a winner of international competitions and was appointed first violin of the Consonance String Quintet, which specialized in performing the works of young Russian composers. A number of these new compositions were written for the Consonance Quintet and premiered at Russian and European festivals and subsequently broadcast on radio and television and recorded on CDs.

Under Khutoryansky’s leadership, the Consonance Quintet won competitive prizes at the 1999 All-Russian Taneyev Chamber Ensemble Competition and the International Bellini Competition in Italy.