In the orchestra since 2014
Andrey Shinkevich was born on September 3, 1981 in Minsk, Belarus. He began studying music at the age of 6. In 1988–2000, he studied at the Minsk Music Lyceum of the Belarus State Music Academy. There, he saw the double bass for the first time when he was 12. Under the guidance of professor Nikolay Alexeevich Krivosheev, Andrey Shinkevich began learning to play that instrument. In 2001, he entered the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich, where he continued his education under professor Klaus Trumpf. In 2006, he resumed his studies in Nuremberg under professor Dorin Marc.
Over those years, Andrey Shinkevich became a laureate of numerous competitions in Belarus, Moldova, Czech Republic and the USA. He is a scholar of the President of the Belarus Republic’s special foundation and the Vladimir Spivakov international charity foundation.
Since 2007, Andrey Shinkevich has been a member of the Svetlanov Russian State Orchestra. In 2008–2009, he was the concertmaster of the Württemberg chamber orchestra (Heilbronn, Germany). In 2010, he was the assistant concertmaster at Hamburg Opera. Since 2014, Andrey Shinkevich has been the concertmaster of the musicAeterna orchestra.
He is a member of the “Bassiona Amorosa” international bass player ensemble, together with which he received the Echo Preis award in Munich in 2015.
Andrey Shinkevich is the vice chairman of the Belarus Bass Players Union.