Born in 1973. He studied at the music school named. Rimsky-Korsakov (Saint Petersburg). At age 16, became the winner of the contest of young performers Poltava (Ukraine). The following year, entered the St. Petersburg State Conservatory, where he studied with Vladimir Stopicheva. In his student years Koptev
was a member of the orchestra of St. Petersburg Conservatory.
At the same time, Alex Koptev
is part of the Kirov Theater Orchestra, whose conductor is Valery Gergiev. As part of the orchestra he recorded Shostakovich's Symphony N 8, as well as numerous operas, often on tour (Italy, Belgium, Holland, USA, Denmark, France, Germany and Japan).
In 1995. the International Music Program Koptev
was sent to the School of the Arts North Carolina. Here, he won first place in the competition of the American Association of Teachers of playing stringed instruments, held in North Carolina. Then Koptev
was invited to occupy the post of principal violist and soloist of North Carolina School of the Arts on its European tour. In 1996-1997. He advocates a soloist in concerts in France, Germany and Spain.
In 1998. Alex Koptev
received a grant to study at the School of Music at Indiana University.
He is fond of the theater (his mother was an actress), football and swimming in the lakes. Photo Kopteva Alexei