Alexander Rudin

Cellist, Artistic Director and Conductor of the "Musica Viva" Chamber Orchestra


Alexander Rudin received his degree in music (cello and piano) at the Gnesins' Academy of Music in Moscow in 1983. Mr. Rudin pursued his advanced conducting studies in the Moscow Conservatoire, and graduated in 1989. He studied music with Lev Evgrafov, Yuri Ponizovkin, and Dmitry Kitaenko.
When a student, he won the most prestigious European music competitions of the time: The J.S. Bach International Music Competition in Leipzig (1976), The Gaspar Cassado International Music Competition in Florence (1979), The Tchaikovsky Music Competition in Moscow (1978, 1982), giving a brilliant start to his artistic career.
Today Alexander Rudin is one of the most popular musicians both in Russia and abroad. He performs with the most famous orchestras, and participates in prestigious international festivals.
Mr. Rudin has recorded over 30 CDs (both solo and with the Musica Viva Orchestra) on the leading Russian and foreign labels, such as Naxos, Olympia, Tudor, Melodia, Cello Classics, Russky Sezon, Russky Disk, RCD and others.
His "Grieg Album" presents him to the audience not only as cellist and conductor, but as true master of orchestration. The CD includes the chamber music compositions arranged by Rudin in a very unique way.
Among Rudin's latest works are the CDs featuring the works by Alyabyev, Cherepnin, as well as a live performance - the recording of Beethoven's Third Symphony and Kraft's cello concerto from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire.
Alexander Rudin is the Honored Performer of Russia, Professor of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Laureate of the State Award, the Laureate of the Moscow Government Award, President of the "Musical Assembly" Charity Foundation, and Artistic Director and Conductor of the "Musica Viva" Chamber Orchestra.