Andrey Ryazanzev started his music lessons at the Moscow Gnessin School of Music at the age of 6, at first his specialization was piano. However, in the 2-nd grade he started to take classes in clarinet with prof. Anton Prishepa which soon became Andrey’s second specialization. Even in primary school the young musician showed natural artistry and sophisticated expressive interpretation.
During his studies Andrey actively takes part in different contests, both as a pianist and a clarinetist. For example, in 2014 he became laureate of two contests for young musicians in winds and drums and in 2015 he won in the IV Dolzhnikov Contest and was rewarded the 1-st prize of the VI national contest in Kazan performing with the winds ensemble. Playing with the ensemble is an essential part of Andrey’s musical activity, here he entirely shows his creative initiative and leading qualities. In April of 2015 he also won the first prize in the internet-contest in Serbia.
At the moment Andrey is studying at the 7-th grade and, despite his still being a student, his repertoire includes an unusually wide range of pieces from baroque to the XXI century music, among which are Vivaldi sonatas, Kramarge concert “Esdur”, Weber variations, Taneev canzone, Schumann fantasy pieces, Arnold sonatina and many others.
Andrey often gives concerts in Moscow and other Russian cities. In 2013 he successfully performed in Naberezhnye Chelny with the Chamber Orchestra “Province” led by I. Lerman. Since 2014 the young musician has been a scholar of the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, in September 2015 he became laureate of the IV prize of the International contest “Rotari” and received a scholarship from the Moscow Government.