Born in 1988 in Brasov-Romania, Mr.Andrei Stanciu is a disciple of the great violinists and musicians Maxim Vengerov and Liviu Prunaru, with whom he studied at the International Menuhin Music Academy – Gstaad in Switzerland.
Prizewinner of many competitions, Andrei won 1st prize at the “London – Grand Prize Virtuoso” Music Competition in 2016. Among other awards, he received as well the Special Prize of the ”Critics of Music Association – Mihail Jora”, and the Excellency Award from the “George Enescu University” of Iasi, Romania.
Until now Mr. Andrei has performed as soloists or as a chamber musician in major venues like Royal Albert Hall London, KKL Luzern, Victoria Hall Geneva, Zentrum
Paul Klee Bern, Menuhin Forum Bern, Palais Princier Monaco, Auditorio Nacional Madrid, Gdansk Filarmonika, Charles Bronfman Auditorium Tel Aviv, Palazzo Ricci Montepulciano, Ateneul Roman Bucharest, Sala Radio – Bucharest.
Performances have included conductors like Maxim Vengerov, Horia Andreescu, Cristian Orosanu, Gian Luigi Zampieri, Valentin Doni, Michele Santorsola, Constantin Grigore si Mircea Holiartoc and ensembles like “Menuhin Academy Soloists”, “Moldova Philharmonic of Iasi”, “Oltenia Philharmonic Craiova” “Ramnicu Valcea Philharmonic”, ”Brasov Philharmonic”, “Botosani Philharmonic” and other ensembles.
Other teachers during his musical education have included: Oleg Kaskiv, Bujor Prelipcean, Maria Mireanu, and Laura Modorcea.
Since 2016 Mr.Andrei became very interested and passionate about bringing classical music to less privileged areas in Transilvania, an activity that brought high acclaim.
In 2017 Andrei was selected to represent Romania in a Global Project called “World Sonata Project” by premiering “Nostrorbis” a solo violin sonata written by the American composer Stephanie Ann Boyd. This project consisted of 35 violinists from all over the world, each one premiering the work in their own home country.
Also in 2017, from his passion for performing on stage, and for chamber music, Andrei started to be part of the organization of the Classical Music Festival “Brasov Winter Classics”.
Always eager to improve his playing, he attended several masterclasses with violin professors: Stefan Gheorghiu, Gyorgy Pauk, Bogdan Zvoristeanu, Gyula Stuller, Ani Kavafian, Arlette Bonamy, Eduard Schmieder and Alexandru Tomescu.