Andrey was born to a family of musicians in St. Petersburg in 1986. He began to study music at the Children's and Youth School, then at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Pavel Popov and then class of People's Artist of the RSFSR Vladimir Ovcharek), and at the Conservatoire de Lausanne (class of Professor Pierre Amoyal), where he also was an assistant.
Laureate of the international competitions:
2008 - the 1st Prize at the International Benjamin Britten Violin Competition (London) and Henry Marto Competition (Germany).
2010 - the 3d Prize at the Moscow International David Oistrakh Competition.
2010 - the 2nd Prize at the Niccolò Paganini International Violin Competition (Moscow).
2010 - the 1st Prize at the International Musicians' Competition in Sendai (Japan).
2012 - the 1st Prize at the Queen Elizabeth International Competition (Belgium).
2012 - the 1st Prize at the Queen Elizabeth International Competition (Brussels).
He was awarded the New Master on Tour prize (Holland) and the Mozarteum “Summer Academy” award (Salzburg). In 2010, at the David Oistrakh Music Competition, he was awarded the Intonation Prize by St. Petersburg Music House.
He made his debut at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall in 2005. He has performed on world famous venues such as The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Mozarteum Großer Saal, Circle Theatre in Beijing, Cadogan Hall in London and Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. He is the leading violinist of the Camerata de Lausanne ensemble. Andrei Baranov performs with many world renowned orchestras such as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra (Japan), Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Orchestra and Quindao Symphony (China). He co-operates with such conductors as Vasily Petrenko, Mark Kadin, Vladimir Sirenko, Yuri Gilbo, Johannes Wildner, Katsumi Yamashita. He participates in chamber ensembles.
Two CDs with his records were released in 2010. Many of Andrey Baranov's performances are broadcast on radio (Radio Orpheus, YLE Radio).
He plays the Stradivarius 1708 Violin Huggins, kindly provided by the Nippon Music Foundation.
He is a guest concertmaster of the Musica Aeterna Orchestra conducted by Teodor Currentzis.