Bio

Andrei Irimia is a pianist and composer who started his studies in classical piano from a very young age, followed by self-taught studies of accordion and melodica.

He has composed numerous soundtracks for advertising, short films or various corporate projects.

In 2012 he started to design the concept of “Piano Collage” – a project that brings together both his love for piano music and that for the haunting images of cinema. It brings to life an immersive auditory and visual experience of a new world as imagined by Andrei.

Between 2016 and 2018 he hosted „Ca c’est Classique”, a radio broadcast for the cultural platform art7.fm, where he offered the audience a glimpse into the fascinating world of classical music and its protagonists and also the stories that generated its most beloved creations.

Also, since 2015 he has been an editor for the The George Enescu Festival, writing chronicles, reviews and articles about the events.

Andrei thinks and feels music in an intimate connection with other arts, and is fascinated by how minimalistic piano music is able to generate spaces for a delicate introspection. His pieces are often built around a series of emotions that are carefully explored in order to offer his listeners a musical passage towards their own selves.

This is the idea that generated the launch of his first solo album, “Nuit minimaliste”, in the fall of 2019, a tribute to the melancholy of French minimalistic piano music.

„In my opinion, melancholy acts like a filter for self-knowledge, inviting to an inward exploration, to paying attention to emotions, being more open to them and becoming more „patient with oneself”. And in musical terms, this „patience with oneself” is built around simple, clear, minimalistic melodic lines, through repetitions and recrafting motifs inspired by the works of Erik Satie, Harold Budd, Philip Glass or William Basinski.”

“I have composed this album starting from the idea that minimalistic music offers a great pretext for introspection, the simplicity of this musical style being propitious to an almost therapeutic state of reflectiveness. Each piece wishes to lead its listener to a state free of the daily anguish and create a space for living genuine emotions, for reminiscing them or, in some cases, experiencing them for the first time. “

In 2021, Andrei released a new EP in collaboration with the actor Marius Manole,
entitled ”Pasãrea Fericirii”/ “The bird of happiness”, metaphorically referring to the miracle
of being alive and free.

The artist organised a National Tour and held his sold-out soireé concerts in the most
renowned locations, and he performed at the GOPO Movie Awards May 2022 at The National Theatre
Bucharest
in front of more than a thousand guests, being received with much
enthusiasm.

Andrei Irimia reached a significant milestone in his career with the release of his second album, “All Strings Attached,” in 2022. The album garnered widespread acclaim, propelling him to new heights in the music industry.

To share his enchanting music with a broader audience, Andrei embarked on a captivating journey that included performances at prestigious Philharmonic Halls in Romania and showcases throughout Europe. (Eurosonic Festival, Sziget Festival, Reeperbahn Festival), captivating audiences with his unique neoclassical style.

One of the highlights of his career was when Andrei had the honor of opening the Timisoara – European Capital of Culture Gala alongside the renowned pianist Joep Beving. The event took place at the Romanian National Opera House, creating an extraordinary atmosphere for their mesmerizing piano performance.

This year, the artist is planning to release his third album album, called “Necessary End”,
with A European Tour ahead.