Internationally Acclaimed Classical Pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff. BBC Music Magazine Nominee for the Best Instrumental CD of the Year.
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Described by London's Classic FM Magazine as a "sensationally gifted" musician of "stunning artistry", Rustem Hayroudinoff is an equally charismatic communicator. Like Leonard Bernstein before him, he demystifies the world of classical music by engaging his audience in a light and humorous, yet informative rhetoric about the works he performs.
Born in Russia, Rustem has performed all over the world as a recitalist and as a soloist with such orchestras as the BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Osaka Century, Czech Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony, Bournemouth Symphony, Buenos Aires Philharmonic and has collaborated with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop, Ken-David Masur and Gianandrea Noseda amongst others.
He has recorded for the record labels Decca and Chandos and his latest recording of the Rachmaninoff Sonatas has been released on Onyx Classics. His recordings of Shostakovich's Theatre Music and the Dvorak Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic were selected amongst the Best CDs of the Year by BBC Music and Gramophone magazines. His CD of the Rachmaninoff Complete Preludes was selected by Classic FM Magazine as part of the ‘four discs essential Rachmaninoff collection’, alongside the recordings of Arthur Rubinstein and Andre Previn. His recording of the Complete Études-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff became the Instrumental Choice of the Month with the BBC Music Magazine and was nominated for the Best Instrumental CD of the Year Award. It was also selected as the finest existing version of these pieces on BBC Radio 3's Building a Library.
Rustem Hayroudinoff studied at the Moscow Conservatory and the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he is now a Professor of piano. He is proud to be the Goodwill Ambassador for Rainbows4children, an independent foundation that provides education for disadvantaged children in Ethiopia.