Vandoren - reeds, mouthpieces, ligatures and accessories for clarinet and saxophone



During all his career Alexander prefers Vandoren accessories. He uses mouthpiece B40 and V•12 reeds.

Coming from a musical family, Alexander Vasilyev began to take up clarinet lessons at the age of ten. In 2003 he entered the Special musical school of St. Petersburg State Conservatoire to study at Andrey Bolshiyanov’s class, with whom he won several International and All-Russian competitions for youth, and obtained his school-leaving certificate in 2010. After that he continued his studies with Professor Andrey Kazakov at St. Petersburg State Conservatoire and since 2013 with Nicolas Baldeyrou and Robert Bianciotto in Conservatoire National Supérior Musique et Danse de Lyon, France.

Alexander Vasilyev took part in several summer academies with Nicolas Baldeyrou, François Benda, Michel Lethiec, Jiří Hlacáč and attended master classes of Pascal Moragues, Alexandre Chabod, Jérôme Voisin, Matthias Müller, and Bernhard Röthlisberger.

Since 2004 he has been a permanent participant of the Gartow Stiftung Foundation programmes, performing as a soloist and chamber-music player in Alte Oper Frankfurt, Laeiszhalle Hamburg and other concert halls of Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Rostock.

Besides, in cooperation with the Vladimir Spivakov International Charity Foundation, Saint-Petersburg Music House, he performs in the Kremlin, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Grand Hall. From 2008 to 2013 he was granted by “Russian Standart Bank” in a program supporting young Russian rising stars. Concert activities with his piano partners Eugeny Sinaiskiy and Elena Serova have taken Alexander Vasilyev throughout Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, Cyprus, France and the USA. As a soloist he won a few prestigious competitions: Long Island Conservatory Competition (2009); Gartow Stiftung Competition for woodwinds (2011); “First All-Russian Musical Competition” founded by the Russian Ministry of Culture (2012);

Rimsky-Korsakov International Competition (2013). At an early age he began to combine solo and chamber-music activities with orchestral work. In 2012 Alexander Vasilyev was invited to practice at St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Yury Temirkanov. His debut concert with maestro was in Suntory Hall, Tokyo playing Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. Two years after he became a member of this orchestra.

Playing in a woodwind quintet was always one of priority ways in Alexander’s career. He had a privilege to be a guest artist in Mariinsky quintet during two years until he organized the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Quintet with his colleagues from the orchestra. Now this
ensemble has annual concerts during St.Petersburg Philharmonic’s seasons and has an invitation to perform at “Stars on Baikal Festival” by Denis Matsuev.

Starting from 2016 Alexander Vasilyev holds position of assistant professor of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory.

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