A one-of-a-kind pianist, with a unique and singular touch which combines power and technical mastery with an outstanding boldness and sensibility.
After winning more than 20 international prizes, Andreï Korobeinikov was awarded the First Prize of the Scriabin International Piano Competition in 2004, and a year later, the Second & Audience Prize at the Los Angeles’ Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition.
An unusually atypical artist, he offers fascinating recital programmes in which poetry and literature meet music. Since his first recital at the age of 8, Andreï Korobeinikov has performed on some of the greatest international stages, such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, La Scala in Milan, Suntory & Hamarikyu Asahi Halls in Tokyo, Vienna & Berlin Konzerthaus, Budapest Liszt Academy, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Moscow Conservatory, Washington Performing Arts Center, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Zurich Tonhalle, Auditorium du Louvre, Auditorium de Radio France in Paris, London Barbican and Wigmore Hall. He is also regularly invited to Festivals such as Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio France Montpellier, Menton, Gstaad, and La Folle Journée Nantes/Tokyo/ Ekaterinburg/Warsaw. Among other orchestras, Andreï Korobeinikov has performed with the philharmonic orchestras of Saint Petersburg, Radio France, Dresden, Johannesburg and Moscow; the symphony orchestras of Vienna, St Gallen, Tokyo NHK, Lahti, Hamburg, Innsbruck or Stavanger and BBC; as well as the Berlin Konzerthausorchester, the Bremer Philharmoniker, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Kremerata Baltica, the Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony and the Budapest Festival Orchestra. He has played under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov, Ivan Fisher, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Okko Kamu, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Lawrence Foster, Mikhail Pletnev, Antoni Wit, Alain Altinoglu, Dmitri Liss, Andris Poga, Alexander Vedernikov, Pinchas Steinberg, and Vladimir Fedoseyev.
In chamber music, he plays regularly with violinists Vadim Repin and Dmitri Makhtin, cellists Alexander Kniazev and Johannes Moser, as well as the Borodin Quartet, Régis Pasquier, Henri Demarquette, Alexander Bouzlov and Boris Berezovsky… With Vadim Repin and Alexander Kniazev, he performs on the most outstanding international stages. Resmusica had the following comments, following the concert in Strasbourg in March 2020 : the three talents (Vadim Repin, Alexander Knaizev and Andrei Korobeinikov) form “a trio combining the sumptuous and the brilliant, producing a result of total harmony. We are fascinated by their ability to listen to each other, by their capacity to join forces to transmit the meaning of the musical work. (…) Overwhelmed and enthusiastic, the audience gave a well-deserved standing ovation.”
Andreï Korobeinikov recorded all Scriabin’s works for solo piano Complete Etudes, Shostakovich’s Piano Concertos n°1 and n°2 with the Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Okko Kamu for the Mirare label, as well as an album dedicated to Brahms with cellist Alexander Kniazev, with the Bayerischer Rundfunk. His recording received multiple awards more than once (Diapason d’Or, Choc Classica…). His most recent recording with Johannes Moser of Rachmaninov and Prokofiev’s Works for Cello and Piano on Pentatone Records also received a Diapason d’Or.
Born in 1986 in Russia, Andreï Korobeinikov had his first piano lessons at the age of 5 and entered Andreï Diev’s class at the Moscow Conservatory in 2001. He graduated with the “Best Musician of the Decade” special distinction. The year after, he attended the Royal College of Music in London.
Andreï expresses his multiple talents in different spheres: at the age of 17, he gained his Law Degree at Moscow’s Law University and published several works, including the one on intellectual property. At the same time, he composed poetry and music, and learned Esperanto.
Andrei Korobeinikov is also member of the jury of the Bartok World Competition in Composition and Piano.
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