Accordionist Ghenadie Rotari, hailed as “a magnificent of the accordion, a true revelation” (Formula AS) was born in Moldova and has performed in venues and festivals across Europe, North America and Asia. His interest for contemporary music, as a mean of expression, drew him to collaborate with many prominent composers and ensembles.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Ghenadie Rotari has initiated a project on Instagram called the “Quarantine diaries” which consists of newly commissioned short pieces depicting the composers’ vision of the pandemic. He also started the "Everything Accordion" podcast which consists of interviews and talks with accordionists, presenting the repertoire and more.
Future engagements include two performances of Kalevi Aho's "Sonata n. 2: Black birds" in Trier, Germany, two world premieres and performances of works by Rebecca Saunders with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, conductors Johanna Malangrè and Ilan Volkov, at KKL Luzern and the Berliner Philharmonie and a recital with the saxophonist Vanja Sedlak.
Ghenadie Rotari’s past concert engagements have taken him to various countries around the world and venues like the Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, St. Martin in the Fields, Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, both as a soloist and a chamber musician. He is the recipient of first prizes in various international music competitions.
Having accumulated several years of experience in self-management, concert organization and building professional relationships, Ghenadie completed the Be Your Own Manager courses, created by Bernhard Kerres, and became first a teaching assistant and later the official regional coach of the Be Your Own Manager programme in Italy. Through a series of workshops and webinars he offers effective tools to increase the quality of online and offline presence. He truly believes that cooperation and sharing knowledge among musicians will make the entire community thrive.
Originally encouraged to take up the piano, a lack of free spaces in the class made him become an accordionist, it ended up being a fortunate twist of fate. Ghenadie Rotari continued his studies at the Conservatory of Trieste in Italy, Sibelius Academy in Finland and at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, graduating in accordion performance and contemporary music studies.
Ghenadie Rotari is currently teaching accordion at the Musikschule Montafon in Austria and at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy.
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