Andrej Bielow – violin

Andrej Bielow
Andrej Bielow

Born in Ukraine, Andrej Bielow has developed as one of the leading Ukrainian musicians of his generation. As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded over 20 CD albums for Naxos, CPO, Avi-Music, Hänssler Classics, Hänssler-Profil, Guttingi, Solo Musica, Genuin, Hyperion and Rakete Media.

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, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic and Münchner Kammerorchester under the baton of established conductors such as Kurt Masur, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gianandrea Noseda, Miguel Gomez-Martinez, Christian Arming, Agnieszka Duzcmal, Junichi Hirokami und Christoph Poppen, Enrique Mazzola to name a few of them.

His repertoire includes over 30 concertos and all the major sonatas. He has recently performed the Shostakovich no. 1 in Lindau with SWD Philharmonie Konstanz and the Tschaikowsky at the Ryedale Festival with the orchestra of Opera North under Martin Andre. He gave his first successful London recital at Wigmore Hall in 2009 and performed Malcolm Arnold´s concerto for two violins at Cadogan Hall in October 2012.

Andrej Bielow won several major prizes at international competitions such as the Long-Thibaut Paris, ARD Munich, Hanover (Joachim), Citta di Brescia and others. Due to his extraordinary talent and musical qualities he was awarded various scholarships from the cultural institutions such as the Ukrainian Culture Foundation, Gundlach Foundation, Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Förderpreis of the Lower Saxony.

Andrej Bielow has devoted much of his career to chamber music, of which he is a passionate advocate. He has appeared at the following Festvals: Schleswig-Holstein, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Rheingau, Kuhmo, Young Euro Classic Berlin, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Ryedale, Macau and many others.

At the Kronberg Academy he performed with Gidon Kremer, Juri Bashmet and the Beaux Arts Trio. In 2011 he joined Kit Armstrong and Adrian Brendel to form a piano trio. Future projects include a complete cycle of Beethoven and Mozart violin sonatas with Kit Armstrong. He joined the Szymanowski Quartett as leader from 2005 until 2014. More recently he has recorded with the distinguished English pianist Christopher Glynn, with whom a new CD of sonatas written during the first World War will soon be released.

Since 2014 Andrej joined the violin faculty at the University of Arts in Graz and regularly gives masterclasses in Europe, Asia and USA. In 2005, together with jazz-guitarist Johan Weiss, he founded the „MBF“ Foundation (Musik braucht Freunde) which has provided financial support for over 130 needy students at the University of Music and Drama, Hanover. Since 2013, Andrej Bielow has become a regular visiting teacher delivering classes at the Royal Academy of Music in London’.

Andrej plays the violin « ex Flesch », built in 1745 by Lorenzo Guadagnini.

Biographie française

Andrej Bielow, est lauréat de nombreux concours internationaux tels que: Long Thibaud à Paris,  ARD de Münich et Citta di Brescia en Italy, Joseph Joachim a Hannovre,  Concours International de Quindao en Chine, Première Grand Prix de la Konzertgesellschaft de München…

Andrej Bielow reçoit sa formation musicale à l’Académie de musique de Kiev auprès du professeur Michael Kuznetsov, et  poursuit ses études à la Hochschule für Musik und Theater de Hanovre auprès du professeur Krzysztof Wegrzyn, ainsi qu’au Conservatoire National Supérieur (CNR) de Paris en classe de perfectionnement auprès de Gerard Poulet. Il reçoit aussi d’autres inspirations musicales importantes auprès de Silvia Marcovici, Ida Haendel et Herman Krebbers.

Andrej Bielow a été lauréat de la Theodor Lessing Stiftung à Hanovre, de la Fondation Vladimir Spivakov, de la Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben de Hamburg, ainsi que de la Gerd Bucerius Stiftung.

Il est régulièrement invité à jouer avec de nombreux orchestres:  l’Orchestre Nationale de Radio France,  l’Orchestre national Aquitaine Bordeaux, le New Japan Philharmonique,  le Sapporo Philharmonique, l’Orchestre de la NDR de Hanovre, l’Orchestre de la SWR de Saarbrücken,  l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Kiev,  l’Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, le Münchener Kammerorchester, le Deutsche Sinfonie Orchester Berlin, le Bayerische Rundfunk…

Il a joué sous la direction de chefs tels que : Kurt Masur,  Yan Pascal Tortelier,  Gianandrea Noseda,  Geoffrey STYLES Miguel Gomez-Martinez,  Christian Arming,  Agnieszka Duzcmal,  Junichi Hirokami,  Christoph Poppen,  Olari Elts et Mihkel Kütson… Andrej Bielow est aussi passionné de musique de chambre. Il se produit régulièrement avec Ilya Rashkovsky, Igor Tchetuev et Nicolas Alstaedt, Enrique Mazzola…

Il a été invité à de nombreux festivals tels que:  le Festival de Mecklenburg Vorpommern,  le Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival, le Festival de l’Orangerie de Sceaux, le Festival de la Vezere…