His personality overwhelms any debate. <…> Zhilin's sound is powerful, yet always voluptuous and wrapping. His phrases are constantly sustained by a blow and an inner voice, worthy of the great opera singers.
— Le Soir, Brussels
Alexey Zhilin is the one of the most remarkable and talented Russian cellists of the recent generation. He successfully combines the solo career with chamber concerts.

He is a laureate of more than 15 international competitions such as International Cello Competition in France, the Brahms Competition in Austria, International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition and others.

In 2011 he became the first Russian laureate of the International Competition Dr. Luis Sigall (Chili), and one year later he won the second Prize of one of the most prestigious world cello competitions – International Isang Yun Competition (South Korea). Alexey also was a semifinalist in the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.
In 2018 he became two First Prizes winner of Brahms International Competititon (Austria) as a solo cellist and as a chamber musician - first time in 25 years history of the Competition.

Alexey Zhilin was the one Russian cello school ambassador which became a semifinalist of the first International Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition in Brussels (2017).

From the first days, he is a part of the famous David Oistrakh Quartet and plays a lot on the main Russian and world scenes.
P. Tchaikovsky. Rococo Variations
F. Schubert. Arpeggione sonata
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