Clarinet Faculty
Gramophone Magazine—“Timbrally, the performances are ravishing. Bedenko’s tone is the most luxurious velvet,”
The multi award-winning,  Ukrainian-born American clarinetist Alexander Bedenko has appeared in recitals at Carnegie’s Weill Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Steinway Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C and UNESCO in Paris. Graduated from the prestigious The Curtis Institute of Music, Alexander Bedenko collaborated with artists such as Vladimir Spivakov, Christoph Eschenbach, Nikolai Lugansky, Kirill Gernstein, Daniel Hope, Nabuko Imai, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Gautier Capucon and with the Borodin, Jerusalem, Alma, Ariel, Endellion and Orion string quartets.
Solo appearances include the Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Romanian, Uzbekistan and Ukraine National Symphony Orchestras, Texarkana Symphony, Moscow Virtuosi, and chamber music concerts at the Colmar, Verbier, Spoleto, Malta, Mozaic and Schubertiade festivals.
In 2019, Alexander Bedenko released his acclaimed debut album on Orchid classics with Kyril Zlotnikov and Itamar Golan as well as “Finding Home” album on Sony classics in March 2022.
In 2021, Muzyka Edition has published worldwide Alexander Bedenko’s transcriptions of Tchaikovsky album of pieces for clarinet and piano. A former Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra principal clarinetist, Alexander Bedenko was invited by Riccardo Muti as guest principal clarinetist for a Chicago Symphony Orchestra European tour and has performed as guest principal with the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst.
Alexander Bedenko is a Selmer Paris and D’Addario woodwinds Artist.