Alexandra Kuznetsova

14, oboe, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Alexandra studies with Olga Gracheva at St.-Petersburg Children’s School of Arts named after M. Glinka.

She was prize-winner of the IV St. Petersburg Open Competition for Young Wind and Percussion Instruments Players (2011, I prize), I Christmas Wind International Festival-Competition for Children and Young Adults Wind Instruments Players (St.-Petersburg, 2012, I prize), St.-Petersburg Fanfares International Open Competition for Wooden and Brass Wind Instruments Players (2013, I prize), the Silver Pipe Competition for Young Wooden Wind Instruments Players (St. Petersburg, 2014, I prize). She won The Prospective Special Prize of the IX International Youth Competition named after Y. Mravinsky (2014). Aleksandra participated in the IX Moscow meets Friends International Festival organized by V. Spivakov International Charity Foundation (2012), in Valery Gergiev Art Centers for Young Talents of Russia creative project (2013), in Young Virtuosos  gala concerts within the framework of the IV, V and VI Children’s St.-Petersburg international festivals (2012, 2013, 2014). She won the Young Talent prize of the St. Petersburg Government (2013-2015), the prize of the Young Talents of Russia All-Russian Competition (2015).  

Alexandra is very open, communicative, emotional girl; she has a lot of friends. She gets high grades at school, helps her young sister with pleasure. She dreams of playing a concerto by W. A. Mozart on her favorite instrument.

Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':

Round I

А. Borodin. Polovtsian dances from the opera Prince Igor
М. Bac. Humoresque

Round II

F. Kramarz. Concerto for oboe and orchestra in F-dur, Op. 37, 3rd movement

Round III

L. Lebrun. Concerto for oboe and orchestra No. 1 in d-moll, 3rd movement

16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'Nutcracker' laureate (eliminated in Round II).