Biography

Lionel Andrey is a demanded clarinettist, especially for chamber music. He is frequently invited to play in different festivals and concert series such as the Davos Festival, the festival Lavaux Classique, Engadina Classica, Schubertiade d’Espace 2, Swiss Chamber Music Festival in Adelboden, Label Suisse festival and abroad…

He premiered pieces by Michael Jarrell (Assonance 1b), the famous clarinetist Charles Neidich (Tempest in a Tea Pot) and many others...

His recitals and chamber music concerts were recorded live for the radios Espace 2 and SRF Kultur in Switzerland, France Musique in Paris, Yle in Finland, in Japan, etc…

With his Trio Eclipse he is a prizewinner of different competitions, including the prestigious « Osaka International Chamber Music Competition » in 2017. Amongst many future projects, the Trio Eclipse will give its Debut concert at the Lucerne Festival in August 2019.

Lionel Andrey is a member of the Duo Arto, the Reeds in Motion quintet and of the Quintette Eole.

Lionel Andrey has been invited to play as a guest principal clarinetist with the Finnish Radio Orchestra in Helsinki and with the Auckland Philharmonia in New-Zealand.

He has also been playing with prestigious orchestras in Switzerland such as the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Musikkollegium Winterthur, the Camerata Bern, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Gstaad Festival Orchestra under the baton of N. Järvi, S. Mälkki, J. Weilerstein, D. Boyd, M. Venzago, H. Lintu, etc...

Lionel Andrey is a recipient of the Friedl Wald foundation (2014) and of the Migros Cultural Percentage (2015 and 2016).

From 2014 to 2018 Lionel Andrey is co-organisator of the festival « Week-End Musical de Pully ».

Lionel Andrey was born in Lausanne in Switzerland in 1990. In 2008 he begins his studies at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in the class of Fabio Di Càsola and from 2010 he continues his studies at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki in the class of Harri Mäki. He finishes his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Basel in the class of François Benda.