András Adorján was born in Budapest, grew up in Copenhagen and lives since 1974 in Munich. After obtaining a dentist diploma in Copenhagen in 1968 he completed his musical studies under the auspieces of Jean-Pierre Rampal and Aurèle Nicolet.
As a laureat of international flute competitions (Montreux 1968, Paris 1971) and the principal flutist of important European symphony orchestras in Stockholm, Cologne, Baden-Baden and Munich he was 1987 appointed professor for flute at the Musikhochschule in Cologne and continued 1996-2013 teaching at the Musikhochschule in Munich.
András Adorján is a welcome guest at important music festivals and he is very active in widening the flute literature by playing many compositions inspired by and written for him as well as many by him (re)discovered and edited pieces.
With more than 100 recorded albums for the labels DENON, ERATO, ORFEO, RCA, SONY, PREMIERS HORIZONS, TUDOR, FARAO CLASSICS and as the editor of a unique and extensive encyclopedia Lexikon der Flöte published by Laaber Verlag 2009 he is today one of the best known and most prominent flutists of his generation.
His has served as the president of the German Flute Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flöte) since its foundation in 1985, received 1968 the Jacob-Gade-Preis in Copenhagen, the Prize of the Deutsche Schallplattenkritik in 1988, was in 1996 honoured with the Doppler-Ring of the Hungarian Flute Society, in 2007 by the Premio di carriera of the Italian Falaut-Associazione and received in 2018 the «Lifetime Achievement Award» of the American National Flute Association (NFA).