B i o g r a p h y

Defined by Artribune as “an exquisite accordionist”, Ghenadie is a very active musician who has performed in prestigious venues like the Berliner Philharmonie, Carnegie Hall in New York, Kioi Concert Hall in Tokyo, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Gasteig in Munchen, Teatro Regio in Turin, St. Martin in the Fields in London and others.

Born in 1991 in Moldova, Ghenadie began studying accordion under the guidance of Lilia Rasciupchina at the Music School n. 3 in Chişinău (Republic of Moldova). He continued his studies in Italy under Corrado Rojac at the Conservatory of Music “Giuseppe Tartini” of Trieste, where he graduated with a Master’s degree. During his study years, Ghenadie had the chance to participate in numerous master classes with world renown professors, such as Owen Murray, Radomir Tomić, Vojin Vasović, Stefan Hussong, Matti Rantanen, Aleksandr Selivanov and Claudio Jacomucci. In 2015 Ghenadie enrolls at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and, under the guidance of Krassimir Sterev, obtains a Master’s degree in Contemporary Music.

Ghenadie has been awarded first prizes at various international music competitions, such as the 6th international competition “Ars Nova” in Trieste, the “competition for young talents in Val Tidone”,
the international music competition “Okud Istra” in Pula (Croatia), the “Città di Treviso” international music competition, the “Strumenti&Musica festival” in Spoleto, the international competition “Svirel” in Slovenia and first prize in the “Città di Piove di Sacco” international competition in Italy, among others.

Ghenadie is a frequent participant in numerous concerts and international music festivals, such as “Wien Modern”, “Nei Suoni dei Luoghi”, “Festival di Portogruaro”, "Tzlil Meudcan", “Innersound New Arts Festival” in Bucharest, “Craiova Muzicala”, “aDevantgarde contemporary music festival” in Munich, “MA/IN Matera Intermedia Festival 2017” and  Darmstadter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Germany. He has collaborated with composers such as P. Makkonen, F. Bedrossian, G. C. Taccani, L. Manfrin and R. de Cia to name just a few, promoting their works either by world or national premieres.

Ghenadie, together with Valentina Vargiu, has founded the “Duo Aspera”, which has performed for various concert series in Italy and abroad. The duo participated in numerous international music
competitions winning awards, such as the second prize at the “Strumenti&Musica” international competition in Spoleto, the second prize at the “Svirel” international music competition in Stanjel (Slovenia) and at the “Citta’ di Piove di Sacco” music competition. The duo has recently won the “Sony Classical Talent Scout” and has been invited to perform at a concert during the “Madesimo Music Festival”, being awarded the “Radio Classica” special prize as well. The duo is one of the winning chamber groups of the “IBLA Grand Prize” international music competition and it was invited to perform in two concert tours abroad.

Ghenadie has performed with various orchetras, such the string orchestra of the “Elena Teodorini” Theatre, the string orchestra of the Academy of Music of Ljubljana, the Orchestra Filarmonica delle Marche, the Webern Kammerphilharmonie of the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna (mdw), and the Augsburger Philharmoniker Orchestra.

As a participant of the Impuls Academy for composers and contemporary music ensembles in Graz (Austria), founded by Beat Furrer and Ernst Kovacic, Ghenadie collaborates with the British
composer Rebecca Saunders and performs the Austrian premiere of her work “…of waters making moan” for accordion solo at the MarathonKonzert promoted by the Academy. At the Damstadter Ferienkurse für Neue Musik (2016) Ghenadie has collaborated with renown musicians and composers such as Chaya Czernowin, Yaron Deutsch (Ensemble Nikel), Lucas Fels (Arditti Quartet) and others.

Ghenadie has performed with various ensembles for contemporary music, such as Ensemble Oktopus in Munich (conducted by Konstantia Gourzi), ensemble XX.Jahrhundert (conductor Peter
Burwik), ensemble Kontrapunkte (conductor Peter Keuschnig) and Ensemble PHACE.

He has recorded for Radio Capodistria, RTV Slovenia, Radio Beograd, Radio Classica, Venice Classic Radio, ORF, Radio Ars Slovenia and BR-Klassik Munich. Many are his TV appearances (TVR International, Tele U Craiova, ProTV, Moldova1, etc.), most notably on the show “Romania got Talent” where he was a finalist with an audience of several million viewers.

Ghenadie is the recipient of the Erasmus scholarship that allowed him to study with Matti Rantanen at the prestigious “Sibelius Academy” in Helsinki, Finland. Together with Valentina Vargiu,
Ghenadie is a participant at the courses held by the internationally acclaimed Trio di Parma (Ivan Rabaglia, Alberto Miodini and Enrico Bronzi) at the International Chamber Music Academy in Duino.
Since 2016 he is a scholarship holder of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now foundation.

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