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Andrej Bielow

Andrej Bielow

Andrej Bielow received his first violin lessons at the age of five. Having recognized his talent, Prof. Michael Kuzniezow took the eleven-year-old boy into his family and guided his further musical education.

As a soloist he collaborated with such renowned orchestras as the New Japan Philharmonic, Orchestra National de Radio France, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and Münchener Kammerorchester under the baton of established conductors such as Kurt Masur, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gianandrea Noseda, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Christian Arming, Agnieszka Duczmal, Junichi Hirokami, Christoph Poppen, and Enrique Mazzola.

He has devoted much of his career to chamber music, of which he is a passionate advocate. He has appeared at festivals as Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Music at Plush, Heidelberger Frühling, Niedersächsische Musiktage, and many others. At the Kronberg Academy he performed with Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet and the Beaux Arts Trio.

Andrej Bielow won several major prizes at international competitions such as the Long-Thibaut Paris (2002), Joseph Joachim Violin Competition in Hanover (2000), and ARD Music Competition (1999). As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded over 20 CD albums for Berlin Classics, Naxos, CPO, Avi-Music, Hänssler Classics, Hänssler-Profil, Guttingi, Solo Musica, Genuin, Hyperion and Rakete Media.

From 2006 until 2014 Andrej Bielow joined the Szymanowski Quartet as first chair and taught violin at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since 2013, Andrej Bielow has become a regular visiting teacher delivering classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London. in 2014 he joined the violin faculty of University of Music and Performing Arts Graz as professor. In 2016 he became a Professor for Violin at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf.

 

(Status 2018, Source: Andrej Bielow)