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With his rich and diverse musical background, Alexey Mikhaylenko is renowned for his interdisciplinary collaborations, innovative approaches, and leading acclaimed orchestras and projects.


Apart from his fruitful career as a solo performer and a solo clarinetist for the Estonian Festival Orchestra led by Paavo Järvi and Baltic Sea Philharmonic led by Kristjan Järvi, Alexey Mikhaylenko has collaborated as a passionate interpreter and conductor with orchestras such as Wiener Symphoniker, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, the RSO Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna, the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.


His major engagements of the 2021/2022 season included a comeback to the RSO Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna with Hila Fahima and the Bel Canto program, debuts with Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria (Spain), Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania), and United Soloists (Switzerland). He also performed in concerts with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic (including a collaboration concert of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic with Jaap van Zweden), the Estonian Festival Orchestra, and chamber music concerts with Trio Variabile and Trio Senza Brio.


In the 2022/2023 season, Mikhaylenko will have his opera debut with Bizet's "Carmen" at the Romanian National Opera in Cluj-Napoca. He will return to the Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra (Romania) with German Requiem of Brahms. He will also tour Estonia, Finland, and South Korea with the Estonian Festival Orchestra and Paavo Järvi, as well as tour with the Baltic Sea Philharmonic as clarinetist and assistant conductor to Kristjan Järvi in Germany, Estonia, and Switzerland.


Alexey Mikhaylenko comes from a family of musicians. After graduating from two music schools and the College of Music at the Moscow State Conservatory, he passed the entrance examinations to the Moscow State Conservatory. During this time, he also completed a study year at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo with Hans Christian Bræin. In 2009, he completed his studies in Moscow with a Master’s Degree in Clarinet. From 2016 to 2021, Mikhaylenko studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Mark Stringer (conducting), Yuji Yuasa (conducting), Barbara Moser (piano), and Vladimir Kiradjiev (opera conducting). He graduated in 2021 with a Magister Art and honors in Orchestral Conducting. In addition, he completed masterclasses with renowned international conductors such as Paavo Järvi, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Teodor Currentzis, Yu Feng, and Sabine Meyer.


As an instrumentalist and conductor, Mikhaylenko co-founded the “Messiaen Quartet”, “Freie Kunst Orchester”, and “Vienna Ensemble”. Additionally, he has participated in many productions by MusicAeterna and Teodor Currentzis. Mikhaylenko is also a member of the “Trio Variabile”. He has won six international clarinet and chamber music competitions in Austria, Portugal, and Poland.


Since 2011, Alexey Mikhaylenko has been an integral part of the young artists of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Kristjan Järvi as a clarinetist and assistant conductor. Since 2022, he has been the principal clarinetist of the Estonian Festival Orchestra led by Paavo Järvi.

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