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Alexander Kouguell was born in Russia and is a graduate of the Ecole normale de music de Paris and the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, where he majored in comparative literature. This was followed by doctoral studies at Columbia University. He has taught at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and was assistant principal cellist with the Baltimore Sumphony. He was the principal cellist of the National Orchestral Association, the Musica Aeterna Orchestra and the Clarion Music Society of New York. He has toured extensively in the U.S., Europe, and the Near and Middle East. He has recorded for Columbia, Decca, Monitor, Nonesuch and CRI. He is a member of the New York Chamber Soloists and is on the faculty of the Chamber Music Conference at Bennington College. He is Professor Emeritus at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College.