The winner and the special prize of International Organ Competition
Andrei Bardin has been working as an organist of Krasnoyarsk Pipe Organ Hall for over 15 years. The unique peaceful atmosphere and this magic feeling that the weekdays could be as exciting as the weekends is strongly connected to Bardin.
He was born on 1987 in Gorky (nowadays Nizhny Novgorod) in the family of the musicians. In 2000 he graduated from Conservatory n.a. Glinka in Nizhny Novgorod with an excellent diploma. He studied piano under the supervision of the People’s Artist of Russia, professor E.Alexeyeva and pipe organ with another People’s Artist, a laureate of many prestigious competitions Yu.Kryachko, and also A.Perelman and Z.Skulskaya.
In 2002 he graduated from the next stage of his education for pipe organ (with professor Sakulskaya). As it was mentioned, by that time he had already been working in Krasnoyarsk Pipe Organ Hall for 3 years (since 1999) as a soloist organist.
Usually people think that Organ in the old, covered with gray hairs tool, it is certainly true, but at the same time he is still very young, very modern, which allows to perform a variety songs such as “Bad Romance by Lady Gaga”
In 2001 he participated at the Second International Organist’s Contest n,a, M. Tariverdiev (Kaliningrad) and was rewarded a special prize “The Hope of the Nation”. He took another special prize a year later in Volgograd on the First International Organist’s Competition n.a. O.Yanchenko; this time he was given a diploma and the prize of The Russian Organist’s Association and the Expert Council for Manufacturing Pipe Organs (International Association of the Musicians).
He won 4 prizes in 2003 at the Third International Organist’s Contest n,a, M. Tariverdiev: for the best performance of Tariverdiev’s music, the prize of the St.Petersburg Philarmonia, “Vera, Nadezhda, Lubov*” prize (*Trust, Hope, Love) and People’s Choice Award.
Bardin performed in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Svetlogorsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Volgograd, Sochi, Gdansk (Poland), Pitsunda (Abkhazia), Chelyabinsk, Perm, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Omsk, Tomsk, Kemerovo, Barnaul, Irkutsk, Chita, Khabarovsk, Kondopoga, Yakutsk.