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Alexei Mochkov

Alexei Mochkov (°1968) was born into a musical family in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 
He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire under Igor Bezrodny and acquired the diplomas of violin soloist, chamber musician and violin performance teacher for higher educational establishments. 

As concertmaster of the Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1987, he performed in all major cities of the former Soviet Union and undertook concert tours in Europe and the United States.  In 1992, A. Mochkov met Yury Bashmet, who offered him a place as concertmaster in his chamber music ensemble "The Soloists of Moscow", with which he has performed in most countries of Europe, in Australia and New-Zealand, as well as in Mexico and Japan. 

As a chamber musician, Mochkov performs with the great musicians such as G. Kremer, M. Rostropovitch, S. Richter, Y. Bashmet, N. Gutman, V. Tretyakov, M. Portal and many others. After being invited by Rostropovitch to the "Rencontres Musicales d'Evian" in 1993, he has performed in numerous international music festivals such as the "Helmersson Festival", festivals in Sweden and Finland, the international festivals of Tours, Rolands-Eck and Kreuyt, the "Chichester Activities" in Great Britain and the Dom zu Speyer in Germany, among others.

In 1997, he is a semi-finalist of the L. Spohr International Violin Competition (Freiburg, Germany). Numerous orchestras invite him for solo performances, with whom he performs the most important concertos of the violin repertoire in the pure Russian tradition.  

When he becomes concertmeister at the National Orchestra of Belgium in 1998, Alexei Mochkov settles in Belgium. He continues his career as concert artist, performing in recitals, chamber music and as a soloist with orchestra. His repertoire is broad and diverse : from baroque to contemporary.  

From 2013 to 2018 Alexei Mochkov works as a violin professor in the "Conservatoire de musique à Cambrai" in France. One of his students, Sylvia Huang, is a finalist of the Queen Elisatbeth violin competition in 2019. 

In 2021, Alexei Mochkov started as principal study teacher of violin at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp.