Andrei Telkov was born in 1991 in Voronezh. In 1998 he entered the Middle Specialised School of Music of the Voronezh State Academic Institute to study the piano (class of L. Bich). In 2005 he entered the Middle Specialised School of Music of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, specialising in piano (class of Vladimir Suslov). Till 2014 he has been a student of the St Petersburg Conservatoire (class of Alexander Sandler) and since 2014 – a graduate student of the Conservatoire.
Laureate of the international competitions:
2006 – the International Charles Hennen Chamber Ensembles’ Competition (Netherlands).
2008 – 2d Prize of the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition (Estonia).
2012 – a diploma of the International Schumann Piano Competition (Germany).
2013 – Grand Prix winner of the Jazeps Vitols International Piano Competition (Riga).
He has repeatedly won the title of Best accompanist at various international competitions such as the All-Russia Music Competition (2014), Mravinsky International Competition (St. Petersburg, 2014-2016), S.N.Knushevitsky International Cello Competition (Saratov, 2014).
The pianist performs at venues throughout St. Petersburg and other cities in Russia and Europe. He collaborated with such conductors as Vladimir Verbitsky, Yury Androsov, Arkady Steinlucht. Since 2011 he participated in the projects of St. Petersburg Music House. He also took part in master classes given by Nikolai Petrov, Andrei Diev and William Grant Naboré.