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Safran Foundation for Music: Meet Fedor Rudin

Meet the violinist Fedor Rudin. He’s just been made solo violinist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and is one of the most accomplished, versatile musicians of his generation.

Born in Moscow in 1992, Fedor Rudin left Russia for Paris when he was two years old. The grandson of Russian avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, he studied under Svetlin Roussev in Paris, Zakhar Bron at the Cologne University of Music, and Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum University Salzburg.

Having won prestigious international competitions, including the Premio Paganini in Genoa and the George Enescu in Bucharest, Fedor Rudin is now one of the most accomplished and versatile musicians of his generation. He has performed as a soloist in renowned venues like the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, New York; the Konzerthaus Berlin; and the Philharmonie de Paris. He has played under the baton of leading conductors such as Maxim Vengerov, Christoph Poppen, Conrad van Alphen, and Isaac Karabtchevsky. He also plays in chamber music ensembles, alongside pianists like François Dumont and Itamar Golan.

 

Fedor Rudin

Many talents

At the age of 27, the young violinist was made solo violinist at the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, considered one of the best orchestras in the world, where he will be replacing one of the four Konzertmeister solo violinists for two years before being given tenure. Fedor Rudin is also one of the founding members of the Frates ensemble, described by the press as the "new generation of classical music" for its original instrumentation: violin, saxophone and piano. Another talent of his: directing orchestras. Passionate about the repertoires of opera and symphonic music, Fedor regularly conducts large ensembles such as the Petrobras Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, the Reino de Aragon Orchestra and the Lviv Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The Safran Foundation for Music, which has supported him since 2015, funded his first CD, "Reflets", which was nominated for the International Classical Music Awards. In this same year, Fedor Rudin was awarded the foundation's prize. He plays a "Lorenzo Storioni, Cremona, 1779" violin, generously lent to him by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg.

 

Listen to Fedor Rudin in concert

Jean Sibelius, Concerto in D minor op. 47

Caprice No 9 by Paganini, arranged for violin et strings by his grandfather Edison Denisov. Tomsk Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Mikhail Granovsky

Eight Seasons by Piazzolla and Vivaldi, with the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra

Gershwin-Heifetz, Porgy & Bess, with Thomas Hoppe (piano)

Rondo from the Violin Concerto by Beethoven, with the Bursa Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Cemi Can Deliorman

Edison Denisov, Chamber Music for viola, harpsichord and strings. Tomsk Symphonic Orchestra, directed by Mikhail Granovsky

Bizet, Symphony in C (3rd movement). Fedor Rudin conducting the Petrobras Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro

Extracts from the CD ‘Reflets', recorded with the pianist Florian Noack (ARS Production - June 2017)

 

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  • October 13: Mozart concerto, Niederbayerische Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin
  • November 27: Recital with Alexander Ivanov in Germany
  • December 27: Concert with Camerata Saygun in Istanbul.

 

 

 

 

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