Andrey Diev was born in 1958 in Minsk in a family of the famous musicians (his father Boris Diev was a composer, conductor, and a teacher, and his mother Rimma Dieva was a pianist and special piano teacher in the Gnessins Musical College, her mentors were such masters as Heinrich Neuhaus and Emmanuel Grossman). Andrey started his music education in 1965 in the Gnessins Moscow Secondary Special Music School. In 1973 he transferred to the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory (class of professor Lev Naumov). In 1975, the future pianist entered the Moscow Conservatory which he graduated from in 1981. In 1985, Andrey passed a course of assistantship and internship under his teacher.
The musician is a laureate of the numerous international music competitions.
In 1977, he became an award winner at the All-Soviet Union Competition in Leningrad. In 1978, Andrey got an award at the International Piano Competition in Santander (Italy), and in 1980, at the International Piano Competition in Montreal (Canada). In 1986, the musician won the 1st Prize and golden medal at the International Competition in Tokyo (Japan).
Andrey Diev is a soloist of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonia. In 1995, he got a title of the Honored Artist of Russia. In 2000, Andrey was honored the Moscow City Government Award in Literary and Arts. According to ‘Musical Review’ newspaper, the talented musician got three prizes in Musician of the Year category.
For the first time Andrey Diev appeared on the stage in Moscow when he was 17. He played a concert by Edvard Grieg together with the State Symphony Orchestra. His repertoire includes more than 30 piano concerts which he performs with such orchestras as BBC Symphony Orchestra, World Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan, Evgeny Svetlanov State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphomy, Moscow Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Big Symphonic Orchestra, Orchestra of the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, etc. The pianist was lucky to play with such brilliant conductors as Valery Gergiev, sir Gibson, Vladimir Ziva, Saulius Sondeckis, Vasyli Sinayskiy, Vladimir Ponkin, Valery Polyansky. His musical partners are Andrey Korsakov, Lubov Timofeeva, Alexander Knyazev, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, etc.
The musician has great success and is warm welcomed by the audience in the Moscow Conservatory and Saint-Petersburg Philharmonia halls, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Bunko Kaikan Hall in Tokyo, Megaro Hall in Athens, Verdi Hall in Milan, Schauspielhaus in Berlin, Auditorium Nacional in Madrid, and many other famous concert halls. In 1990, Steinway included Andrey in the list of the most popular piano players of the world.