Described by The Times as “one of the most exciting cellists to have emerged for a decade”, Andrei Ioniţă won First Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 2015, and prizes at the ARD, Emanuel Feuermann and Aram Khachaturian competitions. In 2016 he was named a BBC New Generation Artist for the period 2016-2018.
Andrei has already performed concertos with the Münchner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Mariinsky Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra; working with conductors such as Valeriy Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev and Nicholas Collon.
The 2017-18 season sees Andrei debut with the The Hallé and San Diego Symphony (both with Cristian Macelaru), BBC Philharmonic (with Yan Pascal Tortelier), Rochester Philharmonic and Hamburger Symphoniker. He will also return to the MDR Sinfonieorchester and tour Europe with the NFM Wrocław Philharmonic.