M.M., B.M., music performance and education, Gnesin Institute of Music.
Alexander Izotov is an acclaimed soloist, orchestral and chamber musician whose multi-faceted career spans over 40 years. He can be heard on over 250 recordings of symphonic repertoire on BMG, Sony, Canyon Classics, and Melodya labels. As a member of the Russia State Symphony, Mr. Izotov has performed in virtually every major classical venue of the world, including Carnegie Hall (New York), Musikverein (Vienna), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Royal Albert Hall (London). He also worked for 20 years at the Orchestra of Cinematography (Moscow) where he participated as a section leader and as a soloist in soundtrack recordings for feature films, animations and documentaries. His playing can be heard on the soundtracks of well over 100 motion pictures performing the music of contemporary composers such as Eshpai, Schnitke, Gubaidulina, Denisov and Kancheli.
Mr. Izotov considers music education an extremely high priority and has devoted a considerable part of his life to bringing music to children (including his own son, Eugene Izotov, who is now the principal oboist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra). His teaching positions have included Moscow Music Academy, Gnesin Institute of Music. Alexander Izotov has served on the faculty of Westminster Conservatory of Music since 2000.