Alexey Dorkin graduated from the Faculty of Military Conductors of the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 1987. He worked as a military conductor for three years. In 1990, A. Dorkin was invited to the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra to work as a first-chair flute concertmaster. Being a virtuosic performer, he very soon became not only one of the leading orchestra musicians, but also an outstanding soloist.
In 1991, A.Yu. Dorkin spearheaded the project of a new performance group directed by him — the Woodwind Lorelei-Quintett. A. Dorkin, a talented and enterprising musician, is not only the leader of the ensemble, but also the author of numerous proposals for the woodwind quintet and other instrumental groups. In 2009, his quintet was awarded the first prize at the Yuzhnouralsk-Salzburg International Competition.
In 2004, Alexey Dorkin undertook an internship at the Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory, majoring in opera and symphony conducting, and in 2004 he was appointed the conductor of the Ural Academic Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2005, A.Yu. Dorkin was awarded the honorary title of the Distinguished Artist of the Russian Federation.
In 2006, he conducted opera performances at the Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theater and since 2008 he has been directing the Students’ Symphonic Orchestra at the Mussorgsky Ural State Conservatory. In 2008, Alexey Dorkin undertook an internship, majoring in musical audio-directing, at the conservatory.
In 2009, in cooperation with the Department of Wind and Percussion Instruments at the Ural Conservatory, A.Yu. Dorkin founded a students’ wind orchestra. The orchestra directed by Alexey Dorkin took part in festivals and competitions in Ekaterinburg (2010, the Grand Prix) and in Nesebar (2011, Bulgaria, the First Prize).
Alexey Dorkin is an enthusiastic participant of concerts held by the Sverdlovsk Philharmonic. Since 2011, he has been directing the Bach Festival Orchestra that was organized with his active participation.
In 2011, Alexey Dorkin received the Governor Award for the concert programs – Music Comprehensible to Everyone.