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.
Besides his career as a concert performer, Ghenadie started a podcast called “Everything Accordion” where he interviews and talks to world-renowned musicians and composers. It has been streamed thousands of times and steadily continues to grow its following. He is also keen on coaching young musicians and helps them understand the business side of music through related webinars, blog posts and videos.
Ghenadie Rotari’s past concert engagements have taken him to various countries around the world and venues like the Carnegie Hall, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, 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 several music schools in Austria and in Switzerland.