Andrej Kasijan

Andrej Kasijan

“Contemporary music and the performance of partly unknown works represent a challenge for me, which is my participation in ensemble xx. century so interesting for me! If I look back over the past 20 years, I can see how important these experiences have been for my artistic career!

Whether Schönberg's Chamber Symphony in Moscow or the premiere of Configurations by the composer Johannes Maria Staud in Vienna: all of these were experiences that were very memorable and that I would not want to miss! ”

Andrej Kasijan, born 1963 in Kischinjof (formerly USSR), studied at the music school in Kischinjof with Velichko Vasilij Ivanovich until 1981 and received a diploma in the radio competition "Konzertino-Praga 1981". From 1981-84 he studied at the Leningrad Conservatory with Prof. Vitalij Bujanovskij. During this time he was also engaged in the stage orchestra of the Kirov Theater and a permanent substitute with the Leningrad Philharmonic. In 1984 he continued his studies at the Graz University of Music with Prof. Robert Freund, where he graduated with distinction in 1988. Later private lessons with Hector McDonald. Since 1988 he has been the solo horn of the orchestra of the “United Theaters in Vienna”. In ensemble xx. he has been playing since 1990; Andrej Kasijan has been solo horn player with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra since 2007.