I Musicanti Sunday 3rd June 2018 ‘Alexandra and the Russians’


Unusual instrumental combinations distinguish the final programme of this series: Prokofiev’s ballet-inspired quintet (without cello) and Glinka’s septet (without viola) both also feature the oboe among their wind instrument members. Alongside a duo for violin and double bass, the programme includes a new work by award-winning film composer Alexandra Harwood. Programme: Prokofiev (1891 – 1953) […]

I Musicanti at St Johns Smith Square, 2017-18: Alexandra and the Russians


    I Musicanti and their artistic director Leon Bosch return to St John’s Smith Square for ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, a second season of work from the chamber music repertoire partnered with new commissions. While the emphasis is on grand music from the time of imperial Russia in the shape of Tchaikovsky, Glinka and […]

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Philip Nodel

The oboist Philip Nodel was born in Moscow where he began to study music at the age of five, working his way though various music schools and colleges before graduating from the Moscow Conservatory in 2002. He completed his postgraduate studies in 2005, and became a teacher at the conservatory the following year.

As well as teaching there and at other advanced music institutions, he organises masterclasses by fellow oboists from overseas as well as oboe exhibition, and travels to high schools around Russia to give masterclasses.

He now performs frequently as a soloist and a member of chamber ensembles, combining modern oboe playing with the study of its older versions.. He is a founder member of Pratum Integrum (‘unmown meadow’), the first Russian ensemble to be devoted entirely to period instruments, and in 2006 set up L’Esprit du Vent, a wind ensemble performing chamber music of the 18th to the 21st centuries. He also appears regularly as soloist or principal oboe with well-known Moscow orchestras such as the Moscow Virtuosi, Russian National Orchestra, National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia and Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, and was a member of Alexander Rudin’s Musica Viva chamber orchestra from 2002 to 2010.

He has performed at music festivals around the world, including Innsbruck, Brugge, Utrecht, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Kostomuksha, Pitsunda, Chita and other cities in Europe and the USA. He is also regularly invited to sit on music competition juries in Russia

Philip plays an oboe made by the French manufacturer Loree, a company he has been an advisor to for many year, representing them at industry conferences such as the Double Reed Society.