"Yes, Gologan is a poet of piano playing."
Pianist Andrei Gologan was recently invited by Sir András Schiff to perform a number of European recitals within the concert series “Building Bridges – András Schiff presents young pianists” . The 2018 / 2019 season included debut recitals at Konzerthaus Berlin, deSingel Antwerp or Beethovenhaus Bonn. Recent performances include appearances in such halls as Herkulessaal – München, Stiftung Mozarteum – Salzburg, Stift Ossiach, St. Martin in the Fields – London or MuTh – Vienna, together with orchestras like Camerata Salzburg or the Kiev Philharmonic Orchestra.
Andrei receives regular guidance from Sir András Schiff, Richard Goode and Claudio Martinez-Mehner and is a scholarship recipient at the Verbier Festival Academy, Oxford Piano Festival, the music academy IMS Prussia Cove and the International Music Academy in the Principality of Liechtenstein. Other musical impulses came from such musicians as Ferenc Rados, Gidon Kremer, Gabor Takács-Nagy, Pamela Frank, Rita Wagner, Hung-Kuan Chen or Thomas Adès.
Andrei Gologan was born in 1992 in Romania in a family of non-musicians. At the age of five he received his first piano lesson and only six months later he won his first piano competition performing works by Czerny, Beethoven and Schumann. In the years to come he continued his musical education with the pianist and composer Iulian Arcadi Trofin.
In 2009, at the age of 16, Andrei was accepted as a pre-college student at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, in the class of Pavel Gililov. Just one year later, Andrei performed during the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival Schostakovitch’s 1st piano concerto together with the trumpeter of the Vienna Philharmonic, Hans Gansch and the Sándor Végh Chamber Orchestra.
Together with his partner Roxana Circiu, Andrei is as of 2017 head of the Salzburg based piano festival Mozart Matinees.