Andrey Doynikov is one of the outstanding and acclaimed young musicians of today's Russia. His broad professional experience, mainly devoted to over 10 years to the development of marimba technique, made him the processor of unique repertoire and top international marimba soloist. Andrey's goals are not only pushing the limits and establishing marimba as a regular instrument on the concert stage, but also to project purified and fresh musical experience through the magical sound of marimba. The roots of Music are not a ritual and amusement, but eternal story of men and sound.
Andrei Doynikov was born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia. He studied percussion with Mark Pekarsky in Moscow Tchaykovsky State Conservatory and piano with Vladimir Tropp in Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. During his studies he won several international competitions and became laureate of the "Triumph Young Prize" (2001) - highest Russian independent prize for young artists. Since 1995 he appeared on the major stages, like Alte Oper Frankfurt, London Guildhall, Tokyo Opera Hall, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Great Halls of Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonies and many others, performing solo and ensembles with such honorable musicians as, Mstislav Rastropovich, Yuri Bashmet, Bobby McFerrin, Natalia Gutman, Alexey Lyubimov, Mario Brunello and others. In 2004-2008 Andrey Doynikov held percussion teacher post in Gnessin Moscow Special Secondary School and College of Music and in 2004-2008 worked as a second Conductor of "Gnessin Virtuosi" Moscow Youth Orchestra.
Since 2007 he also regularly appears as conductor with leading orchestras and ensembles: "Musica Viva" Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Mark Pekarsky Percussion Ensemble, Moscow State Conservatory Chamber Orchestra, Homecoming Festival Ensemble. Andrey Doynikov composed a number of chamber and orchestral pieces, commissioned by "Goethe-institute", Moscow State Philharmonie and Homecoming international Chamber Music Festival. He is the author of 29 film scores, including "21-Up" - the chapter of "Emmy" awarded series "Born in USSR".Since 2008 Andrey studied percussion at Detmold High School of Music (Germany), with Prof. Peter Prommel, also working as assistant marimba teacher and assistant conductor for Percussion Ensemble and New Music Ensemble of HFM Detmold. In 2013 he received an Artist Diploma with Merit as Marimba Soloist. At the moment he continues his study as a conductor, also working as a Artistic Director and Conductor of the New Music Ensemble of Hochschule.