Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra
An award winning clarinetist Alexander Bedenko has graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied clarinet with Donald Montanaro and chamber music with Pamela Frank, Peter Wiley and Joseph Silverstein.
In January 2014, Alexander Bedenko was invited by Riccardo Muti to perform as principal clarinet on a highly acclaimed European tour with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has also performed as guest principal clarinet with the London Symphony Orchestra, both at the Barbican Centre in London and on tour in Germany under the baton of Daniel Harding, with the Philharmonia Orchestra (London), with the Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Franz Welser Most and served as a co-principal clarinetist with the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra, directed by Gabor Takacs-Nagy (2010-2018)
In addition to his work with major orchestras, Mr. Bedenko's appearances as both a soloist and chamber musician have included concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Steinway Hall in New York City, the Chicago Cultural Center, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C, and UNESCO in Paris. He has collaborated with world-renowned artists such as Vladimir Spivakov, Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolai Lugansky, Elena Bashkirova, Kirill Gernstein, Daniel Hope, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Frans Helmerson, Nobuko Imai, Eugenia Zukerman, Maxim Rysanov, Gautier Capucon and with the Borodin, Jerusalem, Ying and Endellion string quartets. Additional past performances include the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra (soloist), Romanian National Radio Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Ukraine, the Moscow Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra and appearances at the Colmar, Verbier, Spoleto, Sarasota and Schubertiade music festivals.
Mr. Bedenko has also been broadcast on television and radio in France, Sweden, Romania, Russia and Ukraine. He has been featured on WQXR Radio in New York, WRTI Radio in Philadelphia, and the “Voice of America” in Washington D.C. In 2007, Alexander appeared together with Richard Stoltzman on a recording (2007) of the music of J.S. Bach for the RCA/BMG Japan label.