Described by The Gramophone magazine as “a player in the great Russian virtuoso tradition”, Rustem Hayroudinoff has performed to critical acclaim in Japan, the USA, Latin America, Canada, his native Russia and Europe.
He has appeared with such orchestras as BBC Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, NHK Symphony and Czech Philharmonic, and has collaborated with conductors Vladimir Ashkenazy, Marin Alsop and Gianandrea Noseda amongst others.
He has recorded for Chandos, EMI and Onyx Classics. His CD of the complete Rachmaninov Preludes was selected by Classic FM Magazine as part of its ‘Essential Rachmaninov Collection’ together with the recordings of Arthur Rubinstein and André Previn. The disc of the complete Études-Tableaux was hailed as a ‘benchmark recording’ and became BBC Music’s Instrumental Choice of the Month, as well as being nominated for the Best Instrumental CD of the Year award. It was also selected as the finest existing version of these pieces by BBC Radio 3’s ‘Building a Library’. His CDs of the Rachmaninov Études-Tableaux and the Dvorák Concerto were compared by critics to the celebrated recordings of Sviatoslav Richter.
Hayroudinoff has appeared at major concert halls in the UK including the Barbican, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and St John’s Smith Square and abroad at such venues as the NHK Hall in Tokyo, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, and Rudolfinum in Prague.
He studied at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Lev Naumov, a disciple and successor of Heinrich Neuhaus, and at the Royal Academy of Music with Christopher Elton. He also took private lessons with Murray Perahia.
Professor of Piano at the Royal Academy of Music since 2005, he is regularly invited to give Masterclasses and lecture-recitals. His approach to both performing and teaching reflects the principles of the Russian piano tradition. His articles on the Russian system of music education have been published by the Gramophone and Piano Teacher magazines.