"It is incredible what this artist is able to get out of his instrument"
"An exceptional virtuoso, bit above all a great musician."
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.
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 – just as much as lesser-known important works such as Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 2 or avant-garde repertoire by Edison Denisov.