Guest recital: Fedor Rudin, violin

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November 9

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Hamilton Hall

Audience: Alumni,  Current Student,  Faculty,  Families,  Neighbor or Friend,  Prospective Student,  Staff

Free admission to observe

Fedor Rudin made his debut at the Berlin Philharmonic with a programme called ‘Violin Magic’ – an apt title, for he truly brings out the magic of the instrument. A virtuoso of the highest order, he captivates his audience, including the jurors of the 2018 Premio Paganini competition, with his superior finger dexterity and sound quality. Yet he is also one of today’s most exciting young musical figures. He is very much his own person: curious, open-minded and imaginative. And that is not least thanks to his own background.

If one were to construct an ideal European, the result would probably be someone like Fedor Rudin. Born in Moscow in 1992 as the grandson of the distinguished avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, Rudin grew up in Paris and, at age 13, went to study under Zakhar Bron in Cologne. He then moved to Austria, where he studied under Pierre Amoyal at the Mozarteum Salzburg and under Boris Kuschnir in Graz, and he lives in Vienna today. In 2019, he was appointed concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra/Vienna Philharmonic, as the then-youngest member of one of the best orchestras in the world. After several years, Rudin was drawn back to the stage as a soloist.

At age 30, he is now in a phase of big debuts: he has had solo performances in Prague, Paris and Montreal, at the Berlin Philharmonic, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and Carnegie Hall in New York; he was a guest at the Salzburg Festival and the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival; he has played with orchestras such as the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the SWR Symphony Orchestra, and collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Kirill Karabits, Tomáš Netopil, Petr Popelka and Lorenzo Viotti. He enjoys playing classics such as Beethoven’s violin concerto – the BBC broadcast his debut of this piece with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – as well as lesser-known important works such as Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 or the avant-garde repertoire of Edison Denisov.