Andrei Sannikov graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire (class of Leonid Lebedev). He is currently a postgraduate student and trainee at the conservatoire.
Prize-winner at the Paolo Serrao European Music Competition in Filadelfia (1st prize in the category "solo" and 2nd prize in the category "duet", Italy, 2013), the international music competition and festival Night in Madrid (1st prize, 2013), the international music competition Premio Giovani Musicisti in Treviso (1st prize, 2014), the international music competition Premio Antonio Salieri in Legnano (1st prize, 2015) and the International Music Competition in Stockholm (1st prize, 2015).
Recipient of the Premio Giuseppe Magnani and the Virtuositè prize (Italy) and grant-recipient of the Elina Bystritskaya Charitable Foundation and the Russian Performing Arts foundation.
Has taken part in concerts at the Moscow State Conservatoire, the Seat of the Moscow Regional Government, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, the Roerich Museum, the Fyodor Chaliapin House Museum, the Tsarytsino museum and estate and the Moscow State Ilya Glazunov Picture Gallery. Performs recitals in addition to appearances with various chamber ensembles. Since 2014 he has appeared in concert programmes of the St Petersburg House of Music.