Alexei Zhilin

Birth date

March 31, 1987




Graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg Conservatory studying under Prof. Anatoly Nikitin. In 2010 he came in third at the International Johannes Brahms Cello Competition in Pörtschach am Wörthersee (Austria), and in 2011 second at the 38th Luis Sigall International Competition in Viña del Mar (Chile). In 2012 he took second place in the International Competition in Tongyeong (South Korea). He won second prize in both the 1st and 2nd Russian National Music Competition in Moscow (2010, 2014). In 2009 he took part in the inauguration of the György Ligeti Hall in Graz (Austria). At present he is concertmaster of the cello section of the MusicAeterna Orchestra conducted by Teodor Сurrentzis, and he is a member of the David Oistrakh String Quartet. He participates in the programmes at the Saint Petersburg House of Music.