Russian-born musician Andrey Antonenko graduated from M.P. Mussorgsky College of Music, specializing in the accordion.
Antonenko started playing the tuba while performing compulsory military service at the Orchestra of St. Petersburg Artillery Cadet Corps.
After this, he continued his service at the Orchestra of M.V. Frunze Higher Marine Academy as staff tuba player and orchestra soloist.
In 1997, he became one of the founding members of the Leningrad band; maintaining his place in the band to this present day as co-arranger, playing the keyboard, and tuba.