Andrey Baranov | violin

Andrey Baranov | violin



One of the most successful musicians of his generation, violinist Andrey Baranov enjoys an exclusive career as an outstanding soloist and a sought-after ensemble partner, performing on main stages and festivals in Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia.

He is the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition of 2012 and the Benjamin Britten and Henri Marteau International Violin Competitions and a prizewinner in more than 20 other international competitions, including the Indianapolis, Seoul, Sendai, Liana Isakadze, David Oistrakh and Moscow Paganini competitions.

Since making his debut in 2005 at the St Petersburg Philharmonia’s Bolshoi Zal under Vasily Petrenko with the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Baranov has gone on to perform with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, musicAeterna Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic London and Camerata Salzburg, under the baton of conductors Teodor Currentzis, Vladimir Fedoseev, Michel Tabachnik, Walter Weller, Emmanuel Krivine, Yuri Temirkanov, Kent Nagano, Thomas Sanderling, Michael Sanderling and Alexander Vedernikov, among others.

Andrey is the first violinist and founding member of the David Oistrakh String Quartet, an ensemble established in 2012 that has rapidly became one of the leading string quartets currently performing. His other chamber music partners include, among others, Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Boris Andrianov, Pierre Amoyal, Eliso Virsaladze, Liana Isakadze, Alexander Buzlov, Daniel Austrich, Andrey Gugnin and Kirill Gerstein.

His album The Golden Violin, released on the Muso label and featuring romantic violin pieces, won the prestigious Diapason d’Or award in 2018.

Aged just 23, Andrey was appointed teaching assistant to Pierre Amoyal at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and has since been in demand as a teacher at numerous international masterclasses. He has been invited to institutions in Bangkok, Chicago, Riga, Vilnius, Stockholm, Moscow, Manchester and other musical capitals. Since 2021 Mr Baranov has served as Professor of Violin at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany and the Accademia del Ridotto in Stradella, Italy.

Born in St Petersburg in 1986 into a family of musicians, Andrey began playing the violin at the age of five. He studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St Petersburg and at the Conservatoire de Lausanne. His teachers were Lev Ivaschenko, Vladimir Ovcharek and Pierre Amoyal.