Alexis Kossenko flauto traverso, artistic leader


Born in Nice, Alexis Kossenko has been hailed as “a multi-skilled young genius whose career will take him where he wills […] Few conductors are so compelling to watch, whether by his players or the listeners, but there is no ‘showing off’ to impress an audience” by the Musica Pointers website journal.


A great connoisseur of all the historical forms of his instrument, including the baroque, classical and romantic flutes as well as the recorder, Alexis Kossenko also plays on the modern flute (he is a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris where he studied with Alain Marion). He is currently the principal flute with L’Orchestre des Champs-Elysées (Philippe Herreweghe), La Chambre Philharmonique (Emmanuel Krivine), Ensemble Matheus (Jean-Christophe Spinosi), Gli Angeli Genève (Stephan MacLeod) and Le Concert Spirituel (Hervé Niquet).


He has recorded several albums featuring flute concertos by Nielsen, Haydn, Touchemoulin, the complete concertos by C. P. E Bach (awarded with Choc de Classica), Vivaldi (Editor’s Choice de Gramophone), Telemann (Choc de Classica), Tartini (Choc de Classica), and the complete Parisian Quartets by Telemann.