Vita...Vita!

Andrei Korobeinikov (c) Carolle Bellaiche, 2010

Andrei Korobeinikov was born on the 10th of July 1986 in the town of Dolgoprudny in the Moscow region of Russia. Since the age of 5 he plays the piano. Since 1994 till 2006 he has got more than 20 prizes in different national and international competitions. Among them the I prize at the III Alexander Scriabin International piano competition in Moscow (2004) and the II prize with the Audience prize at the II Sergei Rachmaninov International piano competition in Los Angeles (2005).

 

See full list of prizes

 

Andrei gave his first professional solo recital at the age of 8 at the Great Hall of the Baku State Academy of Music in Azerbaijan. Since then he's performed concerts in more than 45 countries of the world:

in Austria, Bulgaria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and in many cities of the Russian Federation.

Vanessa Latarche,
Andrei Diev

Andrei Korobeinikov was fortunate and honoured to perform concerts with such amazing conductors as Yuri TemirkanovLeonard Slatkin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Iván Fischer, Alexander VedernikovJean-Jacques Kantorow, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Antoni Wit, Douglas BoydAlain AltinogluMichiyoshi Inoue, Okko KamuTaijiro Iimori, Dorian Wilson, Hobart Earle, Peter StarkJuozas DomarkasGintaras Rinkevicius, Theodor Guschlbauer, Kwamé RyanAlexander RudinGeorge Tchitchinadze, Vladimir KiradjievRossen GergovKaspar Zehnder, Benjamin Ellin, Thierry FischerMatthias Foremny, Dmitri JurowskiOlari Elts, Vakhtang Jordania, Vladimir Ziva, Maxim ShostakovichDmitri LissMikhail Pletnev, Felix Korobov and others.

Andrei feels himself as a soloist, but also adores performing chamber music recitals, especially with such miraculous artists as violinists Vadim RepinDmitri Makhtin, Regis PasquierLeonard Schreiber, Alina Ibragimovacellists Alexander Kniazev, Johannes Moser, Pavel Gomziakov, Henri Demarquette, Alexander BuzlovTatjana Vassiljeva, sopranos Yana Ivanilova, Sarah Pagin, "Borodin Quartet", "Vanbrugh Quartet", pianists Boris Berezovsky, Frank Braley, Ikuyo Nakamichi, Alexander Paley. He has performed Shostakovich's piano-&-trumpet Concerto op.35 with such prominent trumpeters as Tine Thing Helseth, Sergei Nakariakov, David Guerrier, Mikhail Gaiduk, and also collaborated for Scriabin's "Prometheus" op.60 with the St. Petersburg State Capella Choir.

 

Among other orchestras, Andrei has had pleasure to perform with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Sypmhony Orchestra (Tokyo), Orchestre National de France, NDR Symphonieorchester, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonia Lahti, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Camerata Bern, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra (Moscow), Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands),"Kremerata Baltica" and other great orchestras.

 

Andrei especially appreciates possibilites for creative collaboration with prominent young musicians, such as conductors Benjamin Ellin, Ilya Gaisin, soprano Sarah Pagin, cellist Nikolay Shugaev, violinist Haik Kazazyan, violists Veit Hertenstein and Sergey Poltavskiy, pianist Pavel Gintov.

 

During his career Andrei Korobeinikov has appeared in such relevant venues for classical music as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Sala Verdi in Milan, Sala Cecília Meireles in Rio de Janeiro, Suntory Hall, Bunkamura Orchard Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall and Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Symphony Hall and Izumi Hall in Osaka, "Kitara" Concert Hall in Sapporo, Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest, Konserthuset in Stockholm, Festspielhaus in Baden-Baden and the Great Hall of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmony.

 

Andrei has performed his concerts at such festivals as La Roque d'Antheron, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, Festival de musique de Menton and La Folle journée (France), Klarafestival (Belgium), Sommets musicaux de Gstaad (Switzerland), Young Euro Classic (Germany), White NightsArt-November, Northern Flowers (Russia) and many others. His performances were broadcast by TV channels Arte, Mezzo, Kultura (Russia) and by such radios as BBC-3, France Musique, NDR Kultur and others.

   

  • Andrei Korobeinikov began to take music lessons and play the piano in 1991 at the "Rovesnik" Children School of Music (in the classes of Liudmila Kazieva and Alexander Karpukhin) in Dolgoprudny (region of Moscow), where he was born;
  • from 1992 until 1997 he studied at the Central Special School of Music (in the class of Nikolai Toropov) and the Isaac Dunaevsky Children School of Music (in the class of Natalia Sanovich);
  • from 1997 until 2001 he studied at the Moscow Regional College of Arts (in the class of Eduard Syomin) and graduated with honors;
  • as well since 1998 Andrei has been taking master-classes from pianist Rustem Gainanov;
  • from 2004 till 2012 Andrei was consulting with Igor Nikonovich;
  • in 2001 he entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatoire (in the class of Andrei Diev), where he graduated with honors in June of 2006, having received "5+" (maximum of points with the "+") for the final state examination of solo piano recital. Therefore, graduating from the Moscow Conservatoire with honors at the age of 19, Andrei repeated Sergey Rachmaninov's unique achievement of 1892!
  • in 2006 Andrei Korobeinikov won a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music in London given by Gill and Julian Simmonds and entered the postgraduate course in the class of Vanessa Latarche.
  • in 2008 Andrei has graduated with honors from the Royal College of Music in London and was awarded a special prize: the Queen Elisabeth Rosebowl. Nevetherless, unfortunately he couldn't make it to meet the Prince of Wales, Sir Charles Windsor, on the specified date, to take the Rose Bowl forward to Russia.

In 2000 he was elected as a life member of the San-Marino International Academy of Science in the Art Department.

At the same time, in 1998 (at the age of 12) he entered the law faculty of the European Law University in Moscow, where he has graduated with honours in 2003 as a lawyer specialized in civil law. Andrei has published several articles in Russian law press.

Andrei speaks 3 foreign languages: English, Italian and Esperanto. In his free time Andrei creates his website - www.korobeinikov.com :)

Natalia Sanovich,
Rustem Gainanov