Biography

With a dynamic concert career as a soloist and chamber musician, Ecuadorian pianist Andrés Añazco has performed in renowned venues such as the Musikverein (Vienna), the MuTh (Concert Hall of the Vienna Boy’s Choir), Carnegie Hall (New York), the Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Switzerland) and at the Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany).

Winning the first prize at the early age of 12 at the 1st International Piano Competition “Cuidad de Huesca” (Spain) was a turning point in his musical life which launched his performance career as a soloist.

Since 2012, he has performed throughout Europe as pianist of the celebrated Acros Trio, winners of the Joseph Windisch Competition (Vienna), with an extensive repertoire that includes little known works by Spanish and Latin-American composers. In the same year, he received the prize of the City of Lausanne together with violinist Yuuki Wong for best duo performance at the Lausanne Academy lead by the great violinist Pierre Amoyal. As a member of the European Chamber Music Academy, he has also received instruction from artists such as Tabea Zimmermann, Hatto Beyerle, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ferenc Rados and Hariolf Schlichtig.

After studies in his homeland, Andrés received the private sponsorship of the Cardinal of Vienna, Christoph Schönborn, to continue his studies at the University of Music and performing Arts of Vienna with Oleg Maisenberg (piano) and Avedis Kouyoumdjian (chamber music). Since 2006, based in Vienna, his musical career has lead him to explore new musical styles as a member of the Vienna Tango Quintet.

Biografie

Der vielfältige Pianist Andrés Añazco aus Ecuador, trat bereits als Solist und Kammermusiker in renommierten Konzertsälen wie dem Musikverein (Wien), dem MuTh (Konzertsaal der Wiener Sängerknaben), der Carnegie Hall (New York), sowie beim Menuhin Festival Gstaad (Schweiz) und beim Rheingau Musik Festival (Deutschland) auf.

Bereits im Alter von 12 Jahren erhielt er den ersten Preis  beim 1. Internationalen Klavierwettbewerb Ciudad de Huesca in Spanien. Dies bedeutende Ereignis war der Auftakt seiner Karriere als Solist. Seit 2012 ist er Mitglid des gefeierten Acros Trio, das sich einem weiten Spektrum an klassischen Musikwerken spanischen und lateinamerikanischen Komponisten widmet. Im selben Jahr erhielt er den Preis der Stadt Lausanne gemeinsam mit dem Geiger Yuuki Wong für das beste Duo der Lausanne Academie, die von Pierre Amoyal geleitet wird. Als Mitglied der European Chamber Music Academy erhielt er prägende künstlerische Einflüsse durch Hatto Beyerle, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Ferenc Rados, Hariolf Schlichtig, Johannes Meissl u.a.

Nach dem Studienabschluss in seiner Heimat, erhielt er im Jahr 2006 ein Stipendium vom Kardinal Christoph Schönborn um sein Studium an der Universität für Musik und darstelle Kunst Wien bei Oleg Maisenberg (Klavier) und bei Avedis Kouyoumdjian (Klavierkammermusik) fortzusetzen. In Wien hat sich seine musikalische Karriere in vielerlei weiter entwickelt , hin zu diversen musikalischen Stilrichtungen. Als Mitglied des Vienna Tango Quintets trat er bereits u.a. beim populärsten Jazz Club Wiens, dem Porgy and Bess, auf.

Concerts 2018

15th of January

Budapest, Hungary

Festival Átlátszó Hang – Budapest 2018

Max Brand Ensemble 

atlatszohang.hu

22th of January

Vienna, Austria

Arnold Schönberg Center

Max Brand Ensemble 

schoenberg.at

6th of March

Graz, Austria

Kunstuniversität Graz

Recital with Sandor Antal, viola

kug.ac.at

28th of March

Vienna, Austria

Vienna Tango Quintet

Mi Barrio

mibarrio.at

22th of May

Zaragoza, Spain

Filarmónica de Zaragoza

Vienna Tango Quintet

filarmonicazaragoza.com

2nd-14th of July

Vilnius, Lithuania

Ars Summer festival

ars-summerfest.com

4th-11th of August

Horn, Austria

Allegro Vivo Kammermusik Festival

allegro-vivo.at

12th-26th of August

Semmering, Austria

isa18

International Summer Academy

isa-music.org

5th of September

Mecklenburg_Vorpommern, Deutschland

Festspiele Mecklenburg_Vorpommern 

Chamber music concert with Dominik Wagner and Vera Karner

festspiele-mv.de

18th of October

Vienna, Austria

Alte Schmiede

Chamber music concert with Jacqueline Kopacinski and Arne Kircher 

alte-schmiede.at

26th of October

Vienna, Austria

Max Brand Ensemble

Porgy and Bess Jazz Club

porgy.at

4th of November

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius City Hall

Solo recital

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6th of November

Vilnius, Lithuania

Quadrum

Solo recital

 

20th-24th of November

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

45th International Viola Congress

Recital with Beste  Tiknaz, viola

ivcrotterdam2018.nl

Concerts 2019

10th of April

Vienna, Austria

ORF Radio Kulturhaus

Vienna Tango Quintet

radiokulturhaus.orf.at

27th of May

Vienna, Austria

Österreichischer Komponistenbund

Concert with Arne Kircher, violoncello

komponistenbund.at

29th-31th of May

Munich, Germany

Blackmore International Music Academy

Class of Daniel Müller-Schott, violoncello

blackmore-academy.com

 

12th-15th of June

Vienna, Austria

Blackmore International Music Academy

Class of Sergej Krylov, violin

blackmore-academy.com

17th-30th of July

Vilnius, Lithuania

Ars Sommerfest

ars-summerfest.com

4th-6th of August

Vienna, Austria

European Music Institut Vienna

Class of Henja Semmler, violin

emi-vienna.com

 

11th-25th of August

Semmering, Austria

International Summer Academy 19

Class of Thomas Selditz, viola and Tatjana Masurenko, viola

isa-music.org

 

 

2nd-8th of September

Marmaris-Mugla, Turkey

Bosphorus Music Academy 

Faculty of Piano and Chamber Music

bosphorusmusic.org

 

2th of November

The Hague, The Netherlands

Recital with Mariela Anazco

Canto Negro, Art Songs

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8th of November

Vienna, Austria

Recital with Aleksandra Raszynska

Works of modern Austrian composers

rotersalon.at

 

 

 

9th of November

Mödling, Austria

Camille Saint-Saens Carnaval des animaux

Kinder-Klangbogen

moedling.at

 

29th of November

Vienna, Austria

Alte Schmiede

Concert with Harry White, saxophone

alte-schmiede.at

 

31th of December

Vilnius, Lithuania

Solo Recital

Works by Schubert

Fortepijonu salonas Organum

arslituanica.lt

 

 

 

Concerts 2020

25th of January

Mödling, Austria

Mussorgsky, Pictures of an exhibition 

Kinder-Klangbogen

moedling.at

 

 

 

2nd of March

Vienna, Austria

Theater Akzent

Vienna Tango Quintet and Timna Brauer

akzent.at

 

17th of April

Vienna, Austria

Concert with Vera Nebylova, violoncello

Wir am Fenster

 

 

28th of June- 12th July

Vilnius, Lithuania

Ars Summerfest

ars-summerfest.com

 

 

 

26th of July – 30th July

Vienna, Austria

European Music Institut Vienna, class of Gertrud Weinmeister, viola

emi-vienna.com

 

9th – 13th of August

Vienna, Austria

European Music Institut Vienna. class of Henja Semmler, violin

emi-vienna.com

 

 

16th – 30th of August

Semmering, Austria

International Summer Academy 20

isa-music.org

 

 

 

5th of December

Mödling, Austria

Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker

Kinder-Klangbogen

moedling.at