Andjei Maevski has been since 1999 Principal Clarinet in The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet.
Andjei comes from a family of musicians. At the age of six he started to play his first instrument, percussion. When he was twelve years he began playing the clarinet and went on K. Baiseitova Music School in Alma-Ata.
And two years later he won his first competition for clarinet. In the coming years, he was a prize winner in several competitions both nationally and internationally.
At an international clarinet competition in Moscow in 1992, he won the "Grand Prix". This led him to further education at the Academy of Music in Darmstadt with Prof. Heinz Hepp (former solo clarinettist in Frankfurt Radio Orchester).
After study in Darmstadt he continued his Master's degree, soloist class in Munich, with Prof. Ulf Rodenhäuser (former solo clarinettist in the Berliner Philharmoniker).
In 2002 Andjei won Rikskonsertene Intro-classical, which resulted to concerts as a soloist and chamber musician both in Norway and abroad.
Aside his work in the Opera Orchestra, he is active as a chamber musician, soloist and a guest solo clarinettist in other orchestras.
He leads also various master classes in Norway and abroad.
Photo credit : Loïc Guilpain
Without music, life would be a delusion.