Ukrainian violinist Andrej Bielow was born in 1981. As a soloist and chamber musician he has recorded over 20 albums for Naxos, Berlin Classics, Genuin and cpo among others, and has collaborated with renowned international orchestras under eminent conductors. Bielow studied with Michael Kusnetsov, attended the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover under Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and received tuition from Gérard Poulet in Paris, Herman Krebbers, Ida Haendel, Ana Chumachenco and Benjamin Schmid, and since 2011 has received influential support from Alfred Brendel.
Bielow has won major prizes at international competitions such as ARD, Brescia, Joachim and Long-Thibaud among others, and has been awarded scholarships from the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation, F.C. Gundlach Foundation (with support from Ursula Hansen), Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Förderpreis of the Lower Saxony. He is also a passionate advocate of chamber music, joining the Szymanowski Quartet as leader from 2006 until 2014. Bielow has been on the violin faculty at the Kunstuniversität Graz since 2014 and the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf since 2016, and is a visiting tutor at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Bielow plays a Peter Greiner violin (1998) from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, and an ‘ex Flesch’ violin (1745) by Lorenzo Guadagnini, on loan from a private donor.
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