Andreï Korobeinikov, piano
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Andreï Korobeinikov

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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, Berlin Konzerthaus, Moscow Conservatory, Washington Performing Arts Center, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, Zurich Tonhalle, Auditorium du Louvre, Auditorium de Radio France in Paris and London Wigmore Hall.

He is also regularly invited to Festivals such as La Roque d’Anthéron, Radio France Montpellier, Menton, Gstaad, and La Folle Journée which takes place in Nantes, Tokyo & Warsaw.

Andreï Korobeinikov performs regularly with the Dresden Philharmonic, the Saint Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic orchestras, St Gallen Symphony, the Bremer Philharmoniker the Ural and Radio France Philharmonic ; the symphony orchestras of Lahti, Hamburg, Vienna, NHK, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Berlin Konzerthaus as well as the Tchaïkovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, Moscow Tchaikovsky Symphony and  the  Budapest Festival Orchestra. He has played under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov, Ivan Fisher, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Okko Kamu, Antoni Wit, Alain Altinoglu, Dmitri Liss, Alexander Vedernikov and Pinchas Steinberg.

He plays chamber music with cellists Alexander Kniazev and Johannes Moser, as well as violinists Dmitri Makhtin and Vadim Repin, and the Borodin Quartet.

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 obtained 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.

Highlights of the current season include recitals in Munich and Dachau, in Amiens and at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and chamber music concerts in Belgium with Johannes Moser (cellist) and Dmitri Makhtin (violin), and a duo recital with the violinist Vadim Repin in Aix-en-Provence. He will also perform in Salzburg with the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Vladimir Fedoseyev, and with the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse with Andris Poga in Toulouse.