Recognized as a“musician who ventures to the very essence of the music” (Romania Literara) and one whose “rich artistic maturity and depth go above and beyond ability alone” (L’Unione Sarda), pianist Andrei Licaret has performed concerts and recitals in major cities throughout Europe and the United States.
Born in Bucharest, Romania, Mr. Licaret began his piano studies with his father at the age of five. By age eleven, Andrei made his orchestral debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto in C Major, K. 246, with the Chamber Orchestra of the Bucharest Philharmonic. He attended the George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest, where he studied with Gabriela Enasescu. Continuing the early start to his performing career, Andrei has given concerts in Paris,Vendome, London, Santander, Berlin, Wurzburg, Rome, Lucca, Livorno, Thessaloniki, Copenhagen, Istanbul, Prague, Tel-Aviv, Warsaw and Brussels. In the United States, he has performed in New York City, Washington D.C., Boston, Houston, Pella, New Jersey and Northhampton. Invited by the leading Romanian orchestras to appear as soloist, as well as by ensembles from Lubeck, Wurzburg, Cagliari and Mexico City, Andrei has collaborated with conductors Cristian Mandeal, Horia Andreescu, Jin Wang, Arnold Ostman, Arie Vardi, Ilarion Ionescu-Galati, Florentin Mihaescu, Anthony Bramall, Justus Franz and Jose Arean.
Andrei has had the honor of being broadcast on Romanian National Radio playing works by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Ravel. In addition, his playing has been seen and heard on Romanian National Television. Mr. Licaret has won First Prize awards at the Jeunesses Musicales and Bucharest Yamaha competitions as well as receiving the Lory Wallfisch Prize. Additionally, he was awarded Second Prizes at the Tel-Hai Competition and the Shreveport Concerto Competition.
Among his renowned teachers have been Viniciu Moroianu, Dana Borsan and Dan Dediu, with whom he also studied composition, all at the Bucharest Music Conservatory. In Paris and Berlin, Andrei has studied with Jacques Rouvier, and in Salzburg, Austria, with Dmitri Baskirov in his Mozarteum master classes. He has been a participant in the prestigious Steans Institute Program for Young Musicians at the Ravinia Festival. Andrei earned his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Bucharest Music Conservatory. He recently completed his Graduate Performance Diploma and Artist Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Leon Fleisher. Leon Fleisher follows a direct pianistic lineage from Beethoven, making Andrei part of this illustrious pianistic heritage. Most recently in April 2013, he played a solo recital to much acclaim in the Chamber Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic. Andrei made his Carnegie Hall debut with a successful solo recital in Weill Hall in February 2013.
His refined touch and warmth of tone, along with
his virtuosic facility and soulful playing did great justice to the monumental work.
Lubecker Nachrichten 18.10.2011
Licaret played naturally, poetically and with extraordinary attention to detail – a tantalizing glimpse that left you wanting more.Stephen Brookes, Washington Post