ANDREJ POWER

Sweden
2015 Season - Guest Artist

Andrej started his musical life at New Year’s day 1992 playing the violin, at the age of 3.

Andrej is 1st prize winner in Berlinske Tidendes Competition in Copenhagen, Rovere D’oro in Italy, Eurovision Final in Sweden and prize winner in Stradivarius International Violin Competition in Salt Lake City.

In 2001 Andrej played at the Swedish King and Queens 25th wedding anniversary gala in front of an audience of 15 000 and live broadcasting in television.

At the age of 15 he was accepted to the Royal College of Music in Stockholm to study with Professor Henryk Kowalski, with whom he is studying until this day.

In 2006 Andrej started his Masters degree in Hochschule der Künste in the class of Professor Bron and recieved his diploma with Exellence in 2009.

Andrej is a recipient of a number of scholarships, among others the Dr. Anders Wall culture scholarship and the Royal Castle music scholarship given personally by the king of Sweden, H.M. Carl the XVI Gustaf.

He has participated in many festivals such as International Music Academy Switzerland with Seiji Ozawa, Bashmet Festival in Russia and Verbier Festival where he was awarded the Audience Prize.

Andrej has had the opportunity to play concerts in USA, China and thru-out Europe with orchestras such as the Royal Opera Orchestra in Stockholm, Utah Symphony, Jalta Symphony, Beijing National Opera, Solti Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic.

Andrej plays a Mattio Goffriller violin made in Venice 1695 kindly lended by an anonymous sponsor and a Dominic Peccatte bow kindly lended by Dr. Anders Wall.