Alexi Korniljev was born in Moscow in 1980. In 1998 he graduated from the Academic Musical Vocational School of the Moscow State Musical Conservatory. Alexei began to perform at the Russian Bolshoi Theatre in 1999 and became the soloist of the orchestra of Moscow Bolshoi Theatre in 2000. He graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Musical Conservatory, where he studied at the class of professor V.A.Novikov in 2003. Alexi Korniljev is a first prize winner of the Timofei Dokshizer Competition. He has been a faculty member of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory since 2005.