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 a recital alongside his duo partner, the pianist Valentina Vargiu, at the Festival Meridian in Bucharest, Romania, a recital in complete darkness at the Festival Nei Suoni dei Luoghi in Italy, a performance with Ensemble MusikFabrik at WDR in Cologne and a solo recital at the Festival di Portogruaro.
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.
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