French-Russian violinist and conductor Fedor Rudin is quickly establishing himself as one of the most unique and versatile artists of today’s generation. Born in Moscow in 1992, Rudin, as the grandson of the famous Russian avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, grew up in Paris and later studied violin with Zakhar Bron, Pierre Amoyal and Boris Kuschnir.
In November 2021 Fedor Rudin releases his new album with the pianist Boris Kusnezow on Orchid Classics. The program includes works written by composers of different generations in the middle of the last century – Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich and his known grandfather Edison Denisov. The listener will find well-known, regularly performed works, among previously unperformed and even unpublished works.
His international concert activities have taken him to renowned halls such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Paris Philharmonie and the Vienna Musikverein, while regularly collaborating with conductors such as Vladimir Jurowski, Lorenzo Viotti and Christoph Poppen.
Fedor Rudin is a frequent guest with orchestras such as the Orchestre de chambre de Paris, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as at major music festivals such as the Salzburg Festival and the SHMF. As concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic, he has collaborated with conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Zubin Mehta and Andris Nelsons.
He is a founding member of the Fratres Trio, hailed by the press as “a new generation of classical music” for its unusual combination of violin, saxophone and piano. Rudin also conducted orchestras such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. In 2021 he completed his conducting studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Fedor Rudin plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona, 1779) from the German Musical Instrument Fund on a generous loan from the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg.