“Korobeinikov’s ideal melodic lines, nuanced phrasing and singing texture are simply phenomenal …” San Francisco Classical Voice
Born in 1986, this young, Moscow-born pianist has already chalked up performances in more than twenty countries and won awards at more than twenty domestic and international competitions, including 1st prize at the Scriabin Competition in 2004 and 2nd Prize at the Rachmaninov Competition in Los Angeles in 2005. After finishing the Moscow Conservatory at only 19 years of age, achieving maximum score during examinations (an extremely rare feat). He is now continuing his music eduaction at the Royal College of Music in London thanks to a G. and J. Simmonds Scholarship.
In 2006 he has aroused the interest of French audiences with his success at the La Roque d’Anthéron Festival and at the La Folle Journée in Nantes, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. Following his London debut in January 2007, playing Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto under the direction of V. Ashkenazy, he has received invitations to play at the most prestigious concert halls, including Wigmore Hall in London, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, where he played a recital in March 2011.
Alongside his developing pianistic career, at the age of 17 Andrei Korobeinikov has obtained a diploma of the European University of Law in Moscow and published several legal texts in many languages, devoted to intellectual property rights.
In recent years the musician has focused on developing his great passion, namely composition. He has performed his own works at recitals. Following his first album, recorded in 2008 for the Mirare label and devoted to the music of Scriabin, he recorded his second CD with works by Beethoven for the same label in 2009. His next recordings for Mirare are scheduled for 2012. These will be Shostakovich’s two piano concertos with the accompaniment of the Lahti Symphony Orchestra.