Born in St-Petersburg in 1986 to a family of musicians, Andrey Baranov began playing the violin at the age of five. He attended the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St-Petersburg and Conservatoire de Lausanne. He studied with Lev Ivaschenko, Vladimir Ovcharek and Pierre Amoyal.
Aged only 23, Andrey was appointed as teaching assistant to Pierre Amoyal at the Conservatoire de Lausanne and has since been in demand as a teacher at many international masterclasses. He has been invited to contribute to institutions in Bangkok, Chicago, Riga, Vilnius, Stockholm, Moscow, Manchester and more.
Since making his major debut in 2005 at St-Petersburg Philharmonic hall under Vasily Petrenko and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrey has performed on many renowned stages throughout the world including Beaux ArtsBrussels, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Großer Saal Mozarteum, Cadogan Hall London, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Konzerthaus Berlin, Tchaikovsky hall in Moscow, Mariinsky concert hall and St. Petersburg Philharmonic halls.
In 2012, Andrey won the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition. He has also won theBenjamin Britten and Henri Marteau International Violin Competitions, andbeen a prizewinner at more than twenty other international competitions including the Indianapolis, Seoul, Sendai, Liana Isakadze, David Oistrakh and Paganini (Moscow) competitions.
Andrey has already appeared with leading international orchestras including the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Luxembourg Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Belgium, MusicAeterna Orchestra, St-Petersburg Philharmonic, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic London, and SWR Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra under conductors including T. Currentzis, V. Petrenko, V. Fedoseev, M. Tabachnik, W. Weller, E. Krivine, Y. Temirkanov, K. Nagano, T. Sanderling, A. Vedernikov.
Andrey has performed alongside such artists as Martha Argerich, Julian Rachlin, Boris Andrianov, Pierre Amoyal, Eliso Virsaladze, Liana Isakadze, Alexander Buzlov and Daniel Austrich.
Andrey is first violinist of the David Oistrakh String Quartet, an outstanding ensemble established in 2012.