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. The “Quarantine diaries” will come from the virtual to the real stage in the upcoming season.

Future engagements include a concert with Ensemble MusikFabrik at IRCAM in Paris; a recital alongside his duo partner, Valentina Vargiu, in Romania and in Sardinia and a special recital for the “Nei suoni dei luoghi festival” in complete darkness (in collaboration with the Rittmeyer Institute for the blind).

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.

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, Akkordeon-Klub Gögglingen in Germany (where he is also the conductor and the artistic director of the senior accordion orchestra) and at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy.


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