Recognized as a “musician who ventures into the very heart of music” (România Literară) and one whose “rich artistic maturity and depth go beyond mere skill” (L’Unione Sarda), Andrei Licareț is one of the most esteemed pianists of his generation, admired for his musical intelligence and artistic vision.
“His refined sensitivity and the warmth of his sound, as well as the virtuosity of his performance, matched the monumental work of S. Rachmaninoff’s second concerto” (Lübecker Nachrichten)”.
Born in Bucharest, Andrei Licareț began his piano studies with his father, later attending the George Enescu Music High School in Bucharest, where he studied with Gabriela Enășescu. Since his debut at the age of 11, Andrei has performed concerts in major cities across Europe and the United States and has played in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Salle Flagey, Kings Place, the Small Hall of the Moscow Philharmonic, Eynav Cultural Center Tel Aviv, and Juan March Foundation Madrid. Invited by major Romanian orchestras as a soloist, as well as ensembles from Lübeck, Würzburg, Cagliari, Mexico City, etc., Andrei has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Cristian Măcelaru, Cristian Mandeal, Leo Hussain, Justus Franz, Horia Andreescu, Arnold Ostman, Jin Wang, etc.
At the 2021 edition of the George Enescu Festival, he performed under the baton of maestro Vladimir Jurowski, playing Igor Stravinsky’s Les Noces.
A versatile musician, Andrei Licaret is also a constant presence in chamber music repertoire, collaborating with ensembles such as the Voces Quartet, Ad libitum Quartet, and Arcadia Quartet.
He has made recordings for the Romanian National Radio and Television and is the winner of numerous national and international awards including the first prize at the Jeunesses Musicales and Bucharest Yamaha competitions, the Lory Wallfish Prize, and awards at the Tel-Hai Competition in Israel and the Shreveport Concerto Competition in Louisiana, USA.
Andrei Licareț has participated in the prestigious Steans Institute For Young Musicians Program at the Ravinia Festival and has received musical guidance from Valentin Gheorghiu, Richard Goode, Andras Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, Dmitri Bashkirov, and Dominique Merlet.
He studied with renowned professors such as Viniciu Moroianu, Dana Borșan, Steluța Radu, Șerban Soreanu, and Dan Dediu (with whom he studied composition) at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Jacques Rouvier at the Conservatoire de Paris and Universität der Kunste Berlin, and with the legendary musician Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.