Andrei Baranenko was born in Barnaul in 1989. In 2003 he relocated to St Petersburg. He studied at the Middle Special School of Music of the St Petersburg Conservatoire and subsequently at the St Petersburg Conservatoire itself, graduating in 2011.
He has won the Vladimir Krainev International Young Pianists’ Competition, the Maria Yudina International Competition in St Petersburg and the Johannes Brahms Competition in Pörtschach am Wörthersee (Austria) as well as the competitions A Step towards Mastery and Petersburg Spring. In 2012 with the piano quartet Anno Domini he took 2nd prize at the Charles Hennen International Competition in The Netherlands. He has been a grant-recipient of the Vladimir Krainev International Foundation, while in 2003 he received a grant from the President of the Russian Federation.
Frequently performs in concerts as a soloist with chamber ensembles and with symphony orchestras. Appears in towns and cities throughout Russia, Europe and Asia. He is an official representative of the Vladimir Krainev and Vladimir Spivakov Foundations in St Petersburg.
Since 2012 he has trained at the Moscow Conservatoire with the Anno Domini quartet (class of Alexander Bonduriansky).
He has recorded numerous CDs in addition to radio and television recordings.