Andrey was born on January 18, 1995 in Sochi, Russia. He started playing the piano in the age of four.
In 2001he was awarded the second prize at the international festival “XXI Century Art”.
During the next five years he became the first prize winner in such competitions as international competition-festival “Music without Boarders” in Druskininkai (Lithuania) in 2004, open all-Russian competition –
festival of ensemble playing “Students and Teachers Playing” in 2004 in Sochi, Russia.
In 2007 Andrey wins the city competition of concerts in Sochi.
The young pianist takes part in many festivals and concerts, his solo concerts and ensemble
appearances have aroused lively interest since he was a child.
Andrey was awarded a scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for his talent and success in studying sciences in 2003-2004. In 2006 he was enlisted in the encyclopedia “Gifted Children – Future of Russia” and awarded a medal “Gifted Child”. In 2004 and 2007
he was awarded a diploma “Young Talents of Russia”.
For his creative support of city events Andrey received a number of diplomas and letters of gratitude.
In 2009 he entered the Special Music School of the Rostov State Conservatory named after S.V. Rahmaninov. He studied in the class of Professor R.G.Skorokhodova, Honored Artist of Russia. In 2011 he became the Grand-Prix at the Varshavskaya Regional Contest of young pianists (Rostov-on-Don, Russia). In the same year he was awarded the first prize at the International Fesitval “Musica Classica” (Ruza, Moscow Region). In 2010 he became the first prize at the Skavronsky international piano contest “Inspiration” in Volgodonsk.
In 2013 Andrey entered the Rostov State Conservatory and within a year he became a Laureate of the Benditsky All-Russia Piano Competition (Saratov). In 2016 he received the second prize at the Tenth International Frederic Chopin Competition for Young Pianists in Moscow. In 2017 the pianist was awarded the scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation. He received a scholarship of the Academic Council of the Rostov State Conservatory in 2016 and 2018.
In 2018 he became the third prize winner in the contest of the best performance of music of Rostov composers as a member of a chamber ensemble. He was also awarded Diploma for high performance skills as an accompanist at the First All-Russia Contest of Choir Conductors named after V.S.Khodosh.
Today Andrey actively performs in Russia as well as abroad. In 2018 he graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
“He is a true revelation. He is incredibly talented and performs very confidently on the stage.”
MARS PORTAL (Sochi)
“Chopin’s Ballade will be the first piece that Andrey Zenin will play tomorrow. This is his favorite piece. The musician was born and grew up in Sochi, it is always a pleasure for him to play on the stage of his home city.”
“Starting from 1992, Chopin Competition in Moscow takes place every four years. It precedes main international Chopin “battles” that take place in the homeland of the Polish genius – in Warsaw. Fifteen laureates of the Moscow competition became triumphant in Warsaw, among them Ram Urasin, Dong Min Lim and Dong Khek Lim, Lukas Geniusas, Daniil Trifonov, Nikolay Khosyainov and an absolute winner of the Warsaw Competition in 2015 Cho Seong Jin. Today the laureates of the youth group in Moscow are Konstantin Khachikyan, Russia (Moscow State Conservatory, class of Professor A.Pisarev) and Andrey Zenin, Russia (Rostov State Conservatory, class of Professor R.Skorokhodova).”
Russian Musical Union (Moscow)
“All works conquer the audience with an incredible combination of vocal breadth and freedom of melodic breathing and a unique rhythmic energy and emotional wholeness of expression: from the most delicate lyrical praises of the beautiful moments of life to stormy roars of passionate wrath and indignation, from ecstatic festive exultation, “joyful ringing” to “gloomy chimes” of dramatic peripeteia. Amazing atmosphere of Sergey Rakhmaninov’s music was performed by a young talented musician Andrey Zenin, the winner of international competitions, student of Rostov Conservatory.”
“Andrey Zenin performed at the Winter Palace. In recent years the young musician’s skills improved significantly and he astonished the public by his deep, mature interpretation of Chopin’s music.”
Novosti Sochi (Sochi)