Alexey Serov

French Horn

Assistant Principal

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."

Performances with the RNO

April 2018

In Russia

27 Fri

Vrubel Hall, Tretyakov Gallery




  • Vrubel Hall, Tretyakov Gallery
  • Time: 5 PM


For families adversely affected by the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster

Part of the annual concert series for youth supported by Chevron

Concerto from the "Harmonic Inspirations" cycle for two violins, strings and basso continuo, in A minor (RV522, op.3)
"Winter in Buenos Aires," for violin and string orchestra, from the cycle "Four Seasons in Buenos Aires"
Concerto for two violas, strings and basso continuo, in G major
Concerto Allegro No. 1, for flute and string orchestra
Concerto for trumpet, strings and basso continuo, in D major
"Riga souvenir" for flute, French horn and string orchestra
Concerto No. 1 for violin, string orchestra and basso continuo, in A minor
Concerto for clarinet and string orchestra, in C minor

Alexei Sobolev

Guest Artists:

Alexey Bruni, Violin

Sergei Dubov, Viola

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

Maxim Khokholkov, Violin

Anastasia Khokholkova, Violin

Konstantin Grigoryev, Trumpet

Alexey Serov, French Horn

Dmitry Aizenshtadt, Clarinet

Leonid Ogrinchuk, Piano, Basso Continuo

2017-2018 Season

September 2009

In Russia

09 Wed

Bolshoi Theater





Concerto for Flute and Harp
Gran Partita
Horn Concerto
Poeme d’extase

Mikhail Pletnev

Guest Artists:

Michael Collins, Clarinet

Maxim Rubtsov, Flute

Svetlana Paramonova, Harp

Vladislav Lavrik, Trumpet

Alexey Serov, French Horn

RNO 2009 Grand Festival

What They’re Saying

"Everything is exquisitely played by the Russian National Orchestra, whose refinement has opened a new chapter in Russian orchestral playing."