Born in Moscow in 1981, Alexandra Grot began studying the piano with her mother before switching to the flute at the age of eight after hearing a concert by James Galway.    At age 10 she gave her first recital and the same year the young musician was noticed at the young soloists competition "Classical Heritage", therefore becoming a prize winner in both piano and flute categories. In 1993 she entered the famous Gnessin School where she studied with the Solo Flutist of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, prof. Albert Goffmann. From the age of seventeen she continued her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, in the class of prof. Pierre-Yves Artaud, who extolled her outstanding musical gifts. She then went on to advanced study with prof. András Adorján at the Musikhochschule in Munich. She has also received advice from Emmanuel Pahud, Jean-Claude Gérard, Benoît Fromanger, and Ransom Wilson.

From age 15 she begins to win international prizes: 1st Prize at the International Competition "Jeunesses Musicales" in Bucarest (1997), 2nd Prize at the International Competition "Pacem in Terris" in Bayreuth, Germany (2000), 1st Prize and three special prizes at the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Odense, Danemark (2006), special prize at the International Kobe Competition, Japan (2009).

Yet very young she gives concerts as a soloist or with orchestra as well, first participating in tours organized by Russian foundations for the young artists (Croatia, Bulgaria, Poland, Greece, Sweden, Israel), then in France where she gives recitals in Auditorium du Louvre, Musée d'Orsay and Théatre de la Ville in Paris and takes part at the International Festival of Colmar, invited by Vladimir Spivakov, at the International Festival in Sion in Switzerland, invited by Shlomo Mintz, at the Juventus Festival and the Festival of Grenoble, and in Danemark - Festival of Sorø, Copenhagen Summer Festival and Nyborg Castle.  Among her chamber music partners are Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Alexandre Tharaud, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Quatuor Parisii.  As a soloist she played with the Cappella Symphony Orchestra in Sankt-Petersburg, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine in Kiev, with Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonic Orchestra and Georgische Kammerorchester in Germany, and with the Odense Symfoniorkester in Danemark. Her concerts were broadcasted by the French and Danish radio, as well as TV channel Mezzo. Alexandra Grot was awarded the Juventus Prize 2004 and the Konzertverein Ingolstadt Prize 2008. Her first CD dedicated to Russian music, published by Harmonia Mundi in spring 2006 in the series "Nouveaux musiciens", received 5 Diapasons and was warmly acclaimed by the critics.

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Jérôme Bastianelli for Diapason | 09.2004

"... The density of her sound, the fluidity of her phrases, the insurance of her play and her sober and passionate musicality captivated ... more

Figaro | 03.2006

"... we were conquered by the personality of the Russian flutist Alexandra Grot: her full, fleshy, generous and very romantic sound would ... more

Frank Bayer for | 05.2006

Alexandra Grot on her flute and Peter Laul at the piano has done something amazing. Their play proves them to be accomplished musician ... more

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