Rustem Hayroudinoff graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Lev Naumov and received his postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has performed in Japan, his native Russia, and in Europe.
In the United Kingdom he has appeared in major concert venues such as St John’s Smith Square, the Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Wigmore Hall. In the United States his recital in Chicago was televised and simultaneously broadcast live by more than three hundred radio stations across the United States. Orchestras with which Hayroudinoff has recently performed are the Sofia Symphony, the Osaka Century Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, and the London Philharmonic. He also appeared in the documentary “The Unknown Shostakovich” with Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, and Maxim Shostakovich. He has recorded for NAMI Records (Japan), Decca, and Chandos.
His recordings of Shostakovich’s Theatre Music and the Dvořák Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic were selected among the Best CDs of the Year by BBC Music and the Gramophone magazines respectively. His CD of the Rachmaninoff Complete Préludes was selected by Classic FM magazine as a part of the four-disc “essential Rachmaninoff” collection alongside the recordings by Arthur Rubinstein and Andre Previn. His latest recording of the Rachmaninoff Etudes-Tableaux was nominated for the BBC Music magazine Best Instrumental CD of the Year 2008 Award. It was also selected as the finest available version on BBC Radio 3’s “Building a Library.” He is currently a professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London. This is Rustem Hayroudinoff’s New York recital debut.
Prélude, Fugue et Variation, FWV 30, Op. 18 (1862)
Ballade in F minor, Op. 52 (1842)
Préludes and Fugues, Op. 87 (1950-1951)