Aleksey Vylegzhanin was born August 19th, 1987 in Novosibirsk, Russia. His earliest musical influences were his parents, a classically trained singer and choir conductor. He started playing piano at the age of 6 and took his first organ lesson a few years later. He finished musical college and Novosibirsk State Conservatory under prof. Natalya Baginskaya. Since 2010, he studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz under prof. Gunther Rost. He participated in master-classes with D. Roth, Z. Szathmary, L. Lohmann, J. van Oortmerssen, E. Bellotti, W. Porter and N. Hakim. He has played concerts in Russia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Austria and England; for example: gala concert in Moscow’s cathedral (2009), solo concerts in Graz’s cathedral (2009), Herz-Jesu-Kirche and Schulkirche in Amberg (2017), as part of the projects: “organ@mumuth” (2013), „Petr Eben: Faust“ (2014), „Organ on Stage“ (2015) „Schlafes Bruder“ (2016), etc. Furthermore, he plays with numerous choirs, orchestras and various chamber music ensembles.
Prizes and Diplomas
VI European competition for young organists in Ljubljana, Slovenia (2004, 2 prize) VI International organ competition in St.-Petersburg (2005, 1 prize) VII Open organ competition in St.-Petersburg (2007, 1 prize) I All-Russian competition “Young organist” in Moscow (2007, 3 prize) V All-Russian competition for organists in Kazan (2007, 2 prize) International organ competition "Bach und die Moderne" in Graz (2008, 2 prize) II International organ competition “Ogano Duo” in Kondopoga (2011, 1 prize) Marcello Galanti organ competition in Rimini (2011, 3 prize) Martha Debelli Stipendienwettbewerb in Graz (2012, 1 prize) Martha Debelli Stipendienwettbewerb in Graz (2015, 1 prize) Martha Debelli Stipendienwettbewerb in Graz (2017, 1 prize)
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