The musician was principal cellist of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra for almost two decades and performed in the Aviv Quartet

Aleksandr Khramouchin

Aleksandr Khramouchin

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Belarusian cellist and pedagogue Aleksandr Khramouchin died on 13 May at the age of 43. He was principal cellist of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) for almost 20 years and a member of the Aviv Quartet from 2010 to 2015.

Born in 1979 in Minsk, Khramouchin studied with Vladimir Perlin from the age of six. Aged 13 he moved to Belgium to study at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. He also took classes with János Starker, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Dmitri Ferschtman and Boris Pergamenschikow. In 1998 he joined the LPO, staying for 19 years until 2019. His recordings include the complete chamber music of Gabriel Pierné with pianist Christian Ivaldi, the first recording of Jean Cras’s Cello Sonata with pianist Alain Jacquon, and works for cello by Maurice Ohana with pianist Pascal Devoyon, all on the Timpani label.

Until 2021, Khramouchin taught at the International Musica Mundi School in Waterloo, where Perlin also teaches. He was married to the Belgian pianist Éliane Reyes, and the couple’s most recent recording featured sonatas by Rachmaninoff and Franck.

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