About Andrey

Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition (2012)


Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition


Henri Marteau International Violin Competition


“…a natural player who makes you listen…one is struck by his sound and his large music-making gestures” – The Strad Magazine

Andrey Baranov is the winner of the 2012 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. He also won the Benjamin Britten and Henri Marteau International Violin Competitions, and prizes at more than twenty other international competitions including Indianapolis, Seoul, Sendai, Liana Isakadze, David Oistrakh, and Paganini (Moscow) international competitions.

Andrey is the first violinist of the David Oistrakh Quartet, an outstanding ensemble established in 2012.

Born in St Petersburg in 1986 into a family of musicians, Andrey began playing the violin at the age of five. He attended the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St-Petersburg and the Consevatoire de Lausanne. He studied with L. Ivaschenko, V. Ovcharek, P. Popov, but the most important teacher for Andrey will always be the legendary French violinist Pierre Amoyal. Andrey also has taken masterclasses from B. Kushnir, L. Isakadze, and K. Kashkashian among many others.

Since making his major debut in 2005 at the St Petersburg Philharmonie hall under V. Petrenko and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey has performed on renowned stages throughout the world including Bozar Brussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Großer Saal Mozarteum, Cadogan Hall London, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow and St.-Petersburg Philharmonic halls.

Many of Andrey’s performances have been broadcast worldwide – on BR Klassik, Radio Orpheus, Espace 2 (Switzerland), YLE Radio (Finland), WFYI, WFMT Chicago (USA) and NHK Sendai (Japan).

Andrey has appeared with leading international orchestras including Luxembourg Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, MusicAeterna Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic London, SWR Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra,  under direction of K. Nagano, T Currentzis, V. Petrenko, N. Alekseev, M. Tabachnik, W. Weller, K. Yamashita, A. Boreyko and E. Krivine among others.

Andrey has performed alongside such renowned artists as Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Boris Andrianov, Pierre Amoyal, Liana Isakadze.

At the young age of 23, Andrey was appointed as teaching assistant to Pierre Amoyal at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and has since been in demand as a teacher at many international masterclasses. He has been invited to conservatories in Bangkok, Chicago, Riga, Vilnius, Stockholm, Moscow and more.

Representation: North America

Watch some of Andrey’s performances

Additional information


  • Winner of 2012 Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition
  • Winner of Benjamin Britten International Violin Competition
  • Winner of Henri Marteau International Violin Competition
  • Prizewinner of more than twenty other international competitions including Indianapolis, Seoul, Sendai, Liana Isakadze, David Oistrakh, Paganini (Moscow) international competitions


Violin Solo

J.S.Bach – Sonata No. 1, g-moll BWV1001

J.S.Bach – Sonata No. 2, a-moll BWV1003

J.S.Bach – Partita No. 2, d-moll BWV1004

J.S.Bach – Partita No. 3, E-dur BWV1006

Paganini – 24 caprices,  Op. 1

Ysaye – Sonatas Op. 27

Violin & Piano

Bloch – Baal Shem Suite (Three Pictures of Chassidic Life) 

Britten – Suite for violin and piano, Op.6 

Chausson – Poème, Op. 25  

Gershwin – Porgy and Bess Suite (arrangement by Jascha Heifetz)

Glazunov – Grand Adagio from “Raymonda”

Lutoslawski – Subito (1991)

Messiaen – Theme and Variations (1932)

Paganini – Le Streghe, Op. 8

Paganini – Campanella, Op. 7

Prokofiev – «Masks» (arranged by Jascha Heifetz)

Prokofiev – March from the opera «Love for three oranges» (J. Heifetz)

Ravel – Tzigane (1924)

Rimsky-Korsakov – Fight of the Bumblebee (arrangement by Jascha Heifetz)

Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo-Capriccioso, Op. 28  

Sarasate –  Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20  

Sarasate – Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22

Sarasate – Zapateado, Op. 23

Sarasate – Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43

Schostakovich – Three fantastic dances. Op. 5 (arrangement by H.Glickman)

Schostakovich – Four preludes Op.34 (arrangement by Ziganov)      

Schostakovich – Five pieces for 2 violins (arrangement by Atovmyan)

Tchaikovsky – Serenade melancholique Op. 26

Tchaikovsky – Valse-Scherzo Op. 34

Tchaikovsky – “Souvenir d’un lieu cher” Op. 42

Waxman – Carmen Fantasy (1946)

Wieniawski – Polonaise D-dur, Op.4  

Wieniawski – Faust Fantasy, Op. 20  


J.S. Bach – Concerto for two violins d-moll, BWV 1043

Bartok – Concerto No. 1, Sz 36

Beethoven – Concerto D-dur, Op. 61

Beethoven – Concerto for violin, cello and piano C-dur, Op. 56

Brahms – Concerto D-dur, Op. 77

Brahms – Concerto for violin and cello a-moll, Op. 102

Britten – Concerto d-moll, Op.15

Britten – Concerto for violin and viola (1932)

Bruch – Concerto No. 1, Op. 26, g-moll

Bruch – Concerto for violin and viola Op. 88, e-moll

Glazunov – Concerto for violin and orchestra, a-moll, Op. 82

Gliere – Concerto for violin and orchestra, g-moll, Op. 100

Khachaturian – Concerto for violin and orchestra (1940)

Lalo – Spanish symphony, d-moll, Op. 21

Mendelssohn – Concerto e-moll, Op. 64

Mendelssohn – Concerto for violin and piano d-moll

Mozart – Concerto No. 2, D-dur KV 211

Mozart – Concerto No. 3, G-dur KV 216

Mozart – Concerto No. 4, D-dur KV 218

Mozart – Concerto No. 5, A-dur KV219

Mozart – Sinfonia Concertante for violin and viola Es-dur, KV 364

Paganini – Concerto No. 1, D-dur, Op. 6

Paganini – Concerto No. 2, h-moll, Op. 7

Prokofiev  – Concerto No. 1, D-dur Op. 19

Prokofiev – Concerto No. 2, g-moll Op.63

Schumann – Concerto d-moll

Shostakovich – Concerto No.1 a-moll, Op. 99

Shostakovich – Concerto No. 2 cis-moll, Op. 129

Sibelius – Concerto d-moll, Op. 47

Suk – Fantasy for violin and orchestra g-moll, Op. 24

Tchaikovsky – Concerto D-dur, Op. 35

Andrey’s playlist

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