“Timbrally, the performances are ravishing. Bedenko’s tone is the most luxurious velvet”
-Gramophone Magazine-

“Without a doubt, one of the most musical and creative musicians I have worked with”
-Michael Stern-

“Bychkov shaped the melancholy slow movement with considerable feeling, bringing out the lyrical eloquence of Walton's woodwind writing; here the contribution of Alexander Bedenko, who was sitting in as guest principal clarinet for a second week, were especially striking.”
-Chicago Tribune-

In the past seasons, the award-winning clarinetist Alexander Bedenko has appeared with recitals at the Carnegie's Weill recital Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Steinway Hall in New York City, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. UNESCO in Paris and performed with world-renowned artists such as Vladimir Spivakov, Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolai Lugansky, Elena Bashkirova, Kirill Gernstein, Itamar Golan, Daniel Hope, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Eugenia Zukerman, Maxim Rysanov, Gautier Capucon and worked with the Borodin, Jerusalem, Ariel, Alma, Endellion and Orion string quartets at the Colmar, Verbier, Spoleto, Sarasota, Miami and Schubertiade music festivals.

In 2019 Alexander Bedenko released his highly acclaimed debut CD album on Orchid classics with music of Beethoven and Brahms together with Kyril Zlotnikov and Itamar Golan.

As a soloist Alexander Bedenko performed with the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, National Orchestra of Romania, National Orchestra of Ukraine, Taxarkana Symphony Orchestra and was invited by Riccardo Muti to perform guest principal clarinetist on a highly acclaimed European tour with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (in 2014) and has also performed as guest principal clarinetist with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Philharmonia Orchestra (London) and with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser Most.

From (2008 - 2018) Alexander Bedenko has served as principal clarinetist with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, directed by Gabor Takacs-Nagy.

Alexander Bedenko became Selmer Paris Artist in 2015, as well as D'Addario woodwinds Artist in 2019.


Alexander Bedenko

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