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Alena Lugovkina

Name: Alena Lugovkina
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Location: London
United Kingdom N1
Contact: www.alena-lugovkina.com

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Additional Info: Alena Lugovkina, recipient of the exclusive Exceptional Talent Tier 1 UK.

Alena is a chamber music coach at the famous Verbier Festival in Switzerland in 2014 and is giving masterclasses at the music conservatoire in Porto this coming June.
Alena is also a member of Atéa Wind Quintet, that is Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Birmingham Conservatoire since 2012 and has bee appointed Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Purcell School from September 2014, where individually and as a group they give masterclasses and classes, coach and give lectures and lessons.

In 2010, while still a student, at a British Flute Society Convention, Alena Lugovkina performed a prestigious solo recital followed by playing duets with Principal Flutist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Emmanuel Pahud in his recital. The following summer, Alena was teaching assistant at the William Bennett International Flute Summer School where she also shared a recital and performed duets with Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera orchestra Denis Bouriakov. She performed solo works with some of the world's leading orchestras, including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra.
Alena graduated with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music, Distinction and High Class Honors from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and Distinction from the Gnesins Special Music School in Moscow. Her teachers were William Bennett OBE, Patricia Morris, Philippa Davies, Sarah Newbold, Sharon Williams, Ian Clarke and Nadejda Selezneva.
Alena performed at the most prestigious UK venues including Royal Festival Hall, Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, King’s Place and performed last summer at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Concerts and masterclasses of Ms Lugovkina in 2014-2016 include solo concert tours in Taiwan, Japan, Italy, Portugal, Spain and USA.

Ms Lugovkina has played concerts in Canada, Japan, UK, USA, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Spain. Alena has won several prestigious awards whilst studying including the Hattori Foundation Award, The Leverhulme Trust Award, The Philharmonia MMSF Award, “Wolfson Foundation Award”, “Jo Weinberg Award” and “Elizabeth Spater Award”.
She won 1st Prize at the RAM flute competition, 1st Prize and Sebastian Bell award at the British Flute Society’s Competitions as well as 1st Prize at the 13th International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau” in Germany duetting with Kayoko Minamino - Principal Flute of Orquestra do Norte (Portugal).

 As an orchestral player, Alena has recently played as a Guest Principal with the Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales. She is currently on trial as a Principal Piccolo with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Alena has been on trials with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Northern Sinfonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and has been a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Switzerland), Orpheus Sinfonia, London Mahler Orchestra and Britten-Pears Orchestra as well as taking workshops in Orchestral Academy Ossiach (Austria), where she played chamber music with soloists of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
As a passionate chamber musician, Alena is also a principal flute of Atèa wind quintet that has toured with concerts across the United Kingdom and Czech Republic. In 2012 they were appointed the Associate Ensemble in Residence at Birmingham Conservatoire, where they now coach ensembles of Wind and Brass departments, take workshops, give individual lessons and perform.
Additional Specialisms: Orchestral Playing, Session Work, Solo Performance, Early Music, Contemporary Music, Improvisation
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