Described by The Times magazine as “one of the most captivating cellists who emerged in the last decade”, Andrei Ioniţă has won the First Prize at the Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015 and a series of awards at ARD, Emanuel Feuermann and Aram Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist for 2016 – 2018.
He has performed together with the Munich Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with conductors such as Valeriy Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev and Nicholas Collon. In the recent season he has performed at the Carnegie Hall, made his debut at Wigmore Hall, gave concerts at Verbier Festival and Konzerthaus Berlin.
In 2018-19 he returns to the BBC Philharmonic (with John Storgårds) and Hamburger Symphoniker (Ion Marin); makes debut appearences with the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Yuri Temirkanov), Russian National Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev) and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra (Marcelo Lehninger); tours the US with the Romanian Youth Orchestra (with Cristian Macelaru); and gives recital at LAC Lugano, Zurich Tonhalle and Kings Place in London. He will also act as Artistic Director of the Alpenarte Festival in Schwarzenberg in October 2018.
Andrei Ioniță plays a Giovanni Battista Rogeri cello (Brescia, 1671), on loan from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben.
- credit photo: Nikolaj Lund