Andrei Pushkarev is a Kremerata Baltica musician and arranger since 1999. Active performer in solo programmes and within chamber ensembles. Among his stage partners are Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, Michel Portal, Mario Brunello, Katia Skanavi, Maxim Rysanov, and others. Andrei received the Pro Europe Foundation award as solo vibraphonist in 2004.

Andrei has recorded two great albums in collaboration with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica: After Mozart (Grammy and ECHO, 2002) and Themes from the Songbook (2010). Latvian audiences are familiar with Andrei’s solo programme Bach Vibrations. In his programme From Bach to Piazzolla, Andrei collaborated with Gidon kremer and Dino Saluzzi. Andrei teaches workshops and is a jury member of several international competitions since 2009. Since 2013, he participates in international creative platforms for musicians Majestic Percussion and Innovative Percussion and continues composing and creating arangements for chamber ensembles in many countries in the world, including Latvia.

 

Andrei Pushkarev was born in Kiev in a family of musicians. He studied percussions at the Kiev Special Music School with Alexander Blinov who was also his teacher later at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. In one of his interviews Andrei stated that he has learned everything he knows from this outstanding musician and pedagogue. In 1995, Andrei received the first prize in New Names of Ukraine competition and he became the principal timpanist of the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra at age 22.

Andrei Pushkarev is a Kremerata Baltica musician and arranger since 1999. Active performer in solo programmes and within chamber ensembles. Among his stage partners are Martha Argerich, Yo-Yo Ma, Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, Michel Portal, Mario Brunello, Katia Skanavi, Maxim Rysanov, and others. Andrei received the Pro Europe Foundation award as solo vibraphonist in 2004.

Andrei has recorded two great albums in collaboration with Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Baltica: After Mozart (Grammy and ECHO, 2002) and Themes from the Songbook (2010). Latvian audiences are familiar with Andrei’s solo programme Bach Vibrations. In his programme From Bach to Piazzolla, Andrei collaborated with Gidon kremer and Dino Saluzzi. Andrei teaches workshops and is a jury member of several international competitions since 2009. Since 2013, he participates in international creative platforms for musicians Majestic Percussion and Innovative Percussion and continues composing and creating arangements for chamber ensembles in many countries in the world, including Latvia.

 

Andrei Pushkarev was born in Kiev in a family of musicians. He studied percussions at the Kiev Special Music School with Alexander Blinov who was also his teacher later at the Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine. In one of his interviews Andrei stated that he has learned everything he knows from this outstanding musician and pedagogue. In 1995, Andrei received the first prize in New Names of Ukraine competition and he became the principal timpanist of the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra at age 22.

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