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Andrey Godik (Moscow, 1989) started his music education in 1996 at the Gnesiny State Music School on the recorder. Soon after, he picked up the oboe. From 2004 until 2008 he studied at the prestigious Central Music School, P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. For these studies he received scholarships from the New Names Foundation and Russian Performing Arts Foundation. Throughout his studies in Moscow, highly acclaimed oboist Dmitri Kotenok, was Andrey’s mentor.
From 2008 he continued his studies at the Conservatory of Music and Performing Arts in Munich under professors Ingo Goritzki and Francois Leleux, where he obtained his Bachelor of Music with distinction in 2013. He is currently finishing his Master studies in Munich. Andrey also attended many international masterclasses with renowned oboists such as Maurice Bourgue, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Jacques Tys, David Walter, Nick Deutsch, Klaus Becker, Jerome Guichard, Ramon Ortega Quero, Marie-Luise Modersohn. Alongside, he won prizes in renowned international competitions. In 2014 he was awarded the Special Prize for Interpretation of Schumann at the Gasteig Cultural Music Competition and the Special Prize „Honorable Mention“ at the 66th Prague International Music Competition.
As a chamber musician, Andrey has performed with Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Andrea Lieberknecht, Dag Jensen, Michael Martin Kofler, Johannes Hinterholzer, Bruno Schneider, Elisaveta Blumina, Mathias Baier, Silvia Careddu and others.
Andrey has given solo performances in the major concert halls of Moscow and St Petersburg as well as the major concert halls in Europe such as Gasteig Philharmonie Munich, Herkulessaal Munich, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Musikaliska Concert Hall Stockholm, Brucknerhaus Linz, Palaca Grand Hall Bucharest.
Andrey has also given many solo performances. In 2012 he appeared as a soloist with the Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra in the Auditorium Rainer III. In 2013 he premiered “Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon“ by the Georgian Composer Igor Loboda with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra.
Since 2014, Andrey Godik is a soloist of the Saint-Petersburg House of Music.
Since 2016, Andrey is a woodwind coach at the Baltic Sea Youth Philharmonic.
From 2012 to 2014, Andrey was a member of the Orchester Akademie of Munich Philarmonic under Lorin Maazel. In the season of 2014-2015, he was principal oboe of the Komische Oper Berlin. Since the season 2015-2016, he is principal oboe of the Staatstheater Braunschweig. Alongside he is principal oboe of Gstaad Festival Orchestra, with whom he recorded Tchaikovsky´s „Swan Lake“ under Kristjan Järvi for Sony Classical. He is often invited to play first oboe with many other renowned orchestras, including Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Munich Radio Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Munich Philharmonic, Aurora Orchestra, Basel Chamber Orchestra, Staatsoper Hannover, NDR Radiophilharmonie. Andrey worked with many famous conductors, amongst others Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Neeme Järvi, Kristjan Järvi, Herbert Blomstedt, Ingo Metzmacher, Alan Gilbert, Jonathan Nott, Christopher Eschenbach, Giovanni Antonini, Gustavo Dudamel, Simon Bychkov and Valery Gergiev.