Cello

Andrei Ioniță

“One of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade, Andrei Ioniță’s reading of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major coupled an intense beauty of tone with articulation of startling wit and playfulness.” (The Times)

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Introduction

Andrei Ioniță won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, and prizes at the ARD, Feuermann and Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist.

He has already performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Münchner Philharmoniker (both with Valeriy Gergiev), Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Nicholas Collon), BBC Philharmonic (Yan Pascal Tortelier), Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Mikhail Pletnev) and Czech Philharmonic; and given recitals at the Kissinger Sommer, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein festivals.

Forthcoming dates include concerts with the San Diego Symphony, MDR Sinfonieorchester and The Hallé; as well as recitals at Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin and Carnegie Hall.


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  • 26 Oct 15 Tchaikovsky Competition Winners Tour Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1
    Cadogan Hall
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    “The 20-year-old Romanian cellist Andrei Ioniță may have been the youngest of the winners in the concert but he also gave the clearest evidence of a fully individual musical personality. His account of Haydn’s C major concerto showed a musician with a sparkling technique and the priceless ability to respond to what is going on around him while he is displaying it.”

    Martin Kettle, The Guardian, 28 Oct 15

    “Andrei Ioniță stepped up to the plate with a gorgeous, nimble, singing interpretation of Haydn’s First Cello Concerto. His sweetness of tone, plumb-centre intonation, and captivatingly fleet fingerwork in the finale, enjoyed by the Mariinsky players, made his performance the pinnacle of the London evening”

    Ismene Brown, Arts Desk, 30 Oct 15

    “One of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade, Andrei Ioniță’s reading of Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C major coupled an intense beauty of tone with articulation of startling wit and playfulness. Born in Bucharest and trained in Berlin, Ioniță has a soloist’s sound but plays like a chamber musician. Historically informed phrasing, much of it in close dialogue with the leader Stanislav Izmaylov, and creamy double-stopping brought out the best in the orchestra.”

    Anna Picard, The Times, 28 Oct 15