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Baranov and Baranova

25 March 2017 at 20:00 to 22:00

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

Andrey is a first violinist of 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 Consevatoire de Lausanne. He studied with Lev Ivaschenko, Vladimir Ovcharek, Pierre Amoyal. Andrey also has taken masterclasses from Boris Kushnir, Liana Isakadze, Kim Kashkashian among many others.

Since making his major debut in 2005 at St Petersburg Philharmonie hall under Maestro 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 – Moscow and St.-Petersburg Philharmonic halls.

Andrey has already appeared with leading international orchestras including Luxembourg Philharmonic, Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, Music Aeterna Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Sendai Philharmonic, Royal Phiharmonic London and SWR Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra under Maestros Temirkanov, Fedoseev, Currentzis, Petrenko, Alekseev, Tabachnik, Weller and Krivine among others.

When he was just 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 institutions in Chicago, Bangkok, Riga, Vilnius, Stockholm, Manchester, Moscow and more.

Andrey has performed alongside such artists as Martha Argerich, Eliso Virsaladze, Julian Rachlin, Boris Andrianov, Pierre Amoyal, Liana Isakadze. He is also 1st violinist of the David Oistrakh Quartet and performs regularly with his sister Maria.

The young and promising Maria Baranova was born in 1988 and began studying the piano at the age of 5. In 2007, as a student in Zora Zuker’s class, she graduated from the special school of music of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, St. Petersburg. She is currently studying under the direction of Professor Lebedev IV.

Maria Baranova began performing on stage at the age of 9, with her brother Andrey. In 2000, she was the winner of the Russian Masur competition, and has since performed in Germany, United Kingdom, France, Monaco and Switzerland with various ensembles and also in solo recital.

In July 2007, Maria and her brother Andrey performed for a chamber music master-class with Pierre Amoyal and Bruno Canino in Lausanne. Graduating with honors, they made a recording at Radio Suisse. They have also won a number of prizes as a performing duo.


Tartini – Sonata in G minor – “Devil’s Trill”, Op. 1, No. 4
Tchaikovsky – Souvenir d’un lieu cher Op. 42 (Meditation, Scherzo, Melody)
Valse-Scherzo Op. 34
Paganini – Campanella, Op. 7
Ysaye – Sonata for violin solo No. 4, Op. 27
Chausson – Poème, Op. 25
Ravel – Tzigane (1924)

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25 March 2017
20:00 to 22:00
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