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Alexander Rudin

Cellist and conductor, Artistic Director and Conductor of the MUSICA VIVA chamber orchestra.

Born in 1960, Moscow. In 1983, graduated from the Gnesin GMPI (now – the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music, cello class of Prof. L. Yevgrafov and piano class of Prof. Yu. Ponizovkin. In 1989, graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory, conductor class of Prof. D. Kitayenko.

Prizewinner of international Competitions:

  • 1972: Prizewinner in the ”Concertino Prague” Competition;
  • 1975: Prizewinner in the J. S. Bach Competition (Leipzig);
  • 1979: Prizewinner in the G. Cassad? Competition (Florence);
  • 1978: First Prize winner in the P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow);
  • 1982: Second Prize winner in the P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow).

Alexander Rudin performs as a soloist, and conducts with a number of famous symphony orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (London), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra (Copenhagen), Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Greater P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, and Russian National Orchestra. His regular partners in chamber music performances are Yu. Bashmet, A. Lyubimov, B. Davidovich, D. Sitkovetsky, V. Spivakov, N. Gutman, and V. Krainev. Many years of creative cooperation connect him with such renowned composers as D. Kabalevsky, E. Denisov, I. Cherepnin, V. Silvestrov, R. Shchedrin, and A. Golovin. Alexander Rudin makes extensive tours throughout the world. He participates in chamber music festivals in Edinburgh, Istanbul, Ljubljana, Kuhmo, etc. A. Rudin is the Honored Guest of the Braunschweig Classix Festival.

From 1988: Artistic Director and Conductor of the MUSICA VIVA chamber orchestra, cooperates at the same time with the Austrian ARPEGGIONE orchestra. From 1989: professor and from 2002 – full professor at the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, teaches a chamber ensemble class. In 1991-1992: Visiting Professor to the Helsinki Sibelius Academy. Holds regular master classes in European music educational institutions. From 1993: President of the ”Music Assemblies” art projects supporting social fund.

Serves as juror in many international Competitions, including the 10th and 11th Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Competitions and the Leipzig J. S. Bach Competition, 1998. In 2002, President of the Jury of cellists at the 12th International P. I. Tchaikovsky Competition. In 2001, winner of the Moscow Administration Prize.