Percussionist, composer, arranger, Andrei Pushkarev is solo vibraphonist of the Kremerata Baltica Chamber Orchestra, founded by the world-famous violinist Gidon Kremer. He performs as a soloist in numerous concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Albert Hall in London, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, to name a few. As a chamber musician he has performed with the likes of Gidon Kremer, Yo Yo Ma, Martha Argerich, Vadim Repin, Sol Gabetta, Julius Berger, Julian Rachlin, Alexander Zemtsov, Mario Brunello, Lukas Debargue, Plamena Mangova, Alexander Knyazev, Sergei Dogadin, Lukas Geniusas, Didier Lockwood, Michel Portal, Peter Sadlo, David Friedman and Emmanuel Sejourne.
Andrei Pushkarev has been the winner of numerous international awards, including a Grammy Award (for the 2001 CD "After Mozart"), an Echo Award (2002), a Deutsche Schallplatte (for the "Bach Vibrations" CD, 2007), a Pro Europe Award (2004). Andrei Pushkarev was the arranger-composer of the ballets "Don Giovanni" (2017) and "Signora delle Camellie" (2020).
Since 2009 Andrei Pushkarev regularly holds master classes around the world (North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia). He has been a jury member in numerous international percussion competitions including the TROMP percussion Competition (Netherlands), the PAS International Competition (Italy), the Northwestern Competition (USA) and many others.
Andrei Pushkarev plays Majestic Vibraphones using the Innovative Percussion Mallets, and since 2013 he is an official ambassador for these brands.
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