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 has 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 but also the stories that genrated its most beloved creations.
Around the same time he has become part of the trio „Ludic”, alongside Alexa Juvină (violin) and Camelia Ciobanu (cello) in their wish to reimagine the ideas of the classical, combining its elements with those of contemporary music.
Also, since 2015 he has been an editor for the The George Enescu Festival, writing chronices, reviews and articles about its 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. “