Clarinetist Alexander Bedenko: From Ukraine to Curtis and Now The World
Here's the impressive story of a young Russian clarinetist who moved all the way to Philadelphia at age 17 for musical training and is now a rising star - one of the most prominent talents of his generation.
Born in 1982 in Kharkov, Ukraine, Alexander studied at The Curtis Institute of Music with Donald Montanaro, graduating in 2005. His accomplishments range from taking top honors at major international competitions to holding principal positions with leading orchestras under world-renowned conductors. He's been in demand as both soloist and ensemble player - attracting the attention of major conductors, as well as leading orchestras, ensembles, and festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia.