Music is a form of art so powerful, it is able to conduct emotion itself through the barriers of time and history.
Ivan Alekhin is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London (RAM) where he studied with William Bennett and Clare Southworth and the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) where he has taken his postgraduate course with Richard Davis, Paul-Edmund Davis and Kevin Gowland.
He actively combines his solo performances with chamber music and orchestral playing. His performances at Bridgewater Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall included working with such conductors as Jac van Steen, Edward Gardner, Trevor Pinnock, Robin Ticciati, Paul Mann, Mark Heron, Clark Rundell, Philippe Bach and Antony Hermus.
His professional orchestral experience includes working with the Constella Orchestra at the Royal Opera House, the Philharmonia Orchestra with Yuri Timirkanov and coachings with the members of Halle Orchestra, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble.
During his postgraduate he was selected to take part in special performances at the John Ryland’s Library, the Lasham Chamber Music Festival, the Day of Song showcase and the New Music North West Festival which led to an opportunity to work with and perform for Sir Harrison Birtwistle. In 2017 he took part in another festival dedicated to Anders Hillborg which lead to a solo performance alongside the musicians from BBC Philharmonic.
He combines his flute playing with composition and conducting.
He was awarded scholarships into Chetham’s School of Music and RNCM and he was recently named a Trevor James Artist.
All photography provided by Timothy Ellis