Bielow Andrej

Strings

Born in 1981 in Ukraine, Andrej has developed as one of the leading Ukrainian musicians of his generation. He received his musical education studying with Prof. Michael Kusnetsov (Kiev), Prof. Krzysztof Wegrzyn (Hannover), Gerard Poulet (Paris), Herman Krebbers, Ida Haendel, Ana Chumachenko and Alfred Brendel.

Andrej Bielow won several major prizes at international competitions such as the Long-Thibaut Paris, ARD Munich, Hanover (Joachim), Citta di Brescia and others. He was also awarded scholarships from various cultural institutions.

Andrej Bielow has devoted much of his career to chamber music. He has appeared at the following Festvals: Schleswig-Holstein, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Rheingau, Kuhmo, Young Euro Classic Berlin, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Ryedale, Macau and many others. 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. He joined the Szymanowski Quartett as leader in 2005.

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 and others.

Andrej also holds a teaching position at the University of Music and Drama, Hanover and regularly gives master classes in Europe, Asia and USA. 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.

I was impressed by his musicality, technique, and very convincing personality.

Kurt Masur, 2004

Bielow was outstanding in his solo offerings, violinists twice his age could have learned something from this young musician of true talent.

Robert Harris, Globe and Mail Toronto, 2002