Rustem Hayroudinoff



Described by the great Russian pianist Lazar Berman as ‘a serious artist and master, whose emergence in today’s atmosphere of pseudo-artistic and shallow music-making is especially valuable and welcome’, Rustem Hayroudinoff has performed to great critical acclaim in Japan, the USA, Canada, his native Russia and Europe. In the UK he has appeared at major concert venues including the Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Leeds Town Hall. More recently he performed Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Chopin’s Concerto No. 2 with the London Philharmonic, as well as appearing with the Soloists of the LPO in their Chamber Contrasts series in London and Munich and giving recitals at the American Shakespeare Center and St John’s Smith Square.


Rustem Hayroudinoff 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 greeted with universal acclaim, garnering praise such as ‘dazzling and ... electrically compelling’ (Gramophone) and ‘utterly magical’ (Classic FM), and were selected among the CDs of the Year by both BBC Music and Gramophone magazines. His CD of the complete Rachmaninoff Preludes was selected by Classic FM magazine as part of it’s ‘Essential Rachmaninoff Collection’ alongside the recordings of Arthur Rubinstein and André Previn, and the recording of the complete Études-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff was hailed as a ‘benchmark recording’, and chosen as Instrumental Choice of the Month by BBC Music magazine, as well as being nominated for the Best Instrumental CD of the Year award. It was also selected as the finest version of these pieces by BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’.


Among the orchestras with whom Rustem Hayroudinoff has performed are the Tokyo Symphony, Osaka Century, Czech Philharmonic, Czech National Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras.


Hayroudinoff’s performances have been broadcast on most major classical radio stations around the world. He appeared in the documentary ‘The Unknown Shostakovich’ alongside Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev and Maxim Shostakovich.


Rustem Hayroudinoff studied with Lev Naumov at the Moscow Conservatory and with Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now one of the youngest Professors of Piano.


 “Rustem Hayroudinoff proves himself to be a player in the great Russian virtuoso tradition.” Gramophone


Even Richter’s celebrated EMI recording must cede to this outstanding newcomer.” Classic FM Magazine (London)


The clarity of his articulation in the trickiest passagework is phenomenal, and his phrasing... is limpidly beautiful, even warmer than that of Richter.…an outstanding modern version.” Gramophone