Andrey Baranov – exceptionally talented and internationally acclaimed young violinist, whose talent and virtuosity was also prized in numerous competitions. Baranov plays with one the most expensive violin – Guarneri violin.
His actively career as a performer Baranov started at the age of 10. Since then he already has been playing in many countries, including Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Monaco and many others. Baranov is performing as soloist and with orchestras as well. He played with St. Petersburg’s Philharmonic orchestra, Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic orchestra, Hof Symphonic orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic orchestra, Royal Philharmonic orchestra in London, Qingdao Symphonic orchestra. Baranov also participated in number of many famous festivals: “Bad Kissingen Summer Festival”, “Holland music sessions”, “Marktoberdorf Academy”, “Academy of Lausanne”, “Salzburg’s Summer Academy”.
Baranov is a winner of many international competitions: 9th International competition of young violinists in Germany “Kloster Schontal” (2001), 4th International contest of young musicians “Symphony” in Volgograd (2002) “Liana Issakadze” International Violin Competition in St.Petersburg (2003), International Violin Competition “Premio Rodolfo Lipizer” in Italy (2005, 2006, 2008). “Sendai” International Music Competition in Japan (2007), “Geongnam” International Music Competition in Korea, (2007), “B. Britten” International Violin Competition in London (2008), “H. Marteau” International Violin Competition in Germany (2008), China International Violin Competition “Qingdao” (2008)
Baranov was born in St. Petersburg in 1986 in the family of musicians. He began playing violin at the age of six. In 2004 he graduated the special musical school at the Conservatoire named after Rimsky-Korsakov (at the class of Professor V.Y. Ovcharek). Now Baranov is a student of St. Petersburg’s conservatory, at the class of Professor P. V. Popov. Also from 2006 he is a student of Conservatory of Lausanne, at the class of Professor Pierre Amoyal.