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Rustem Hayroudinoff

Russian pianist plays Rachmaninoff and more on January 15

January 5, 2010

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. ? The young Russian pianist Rustem Hayroudinoff will perform in the Concert Hall of the Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts at Middlebury College on Friday, Jan. 15, at 8 p.m. His program will include Rachmaninoff's 13 Preludes, op. 32, and selections from Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues, as well as works by Chopin and Franck.

Nominated in 2008 for BBC Music Magazine's Best Instrumental CD of the Year for his recording of Rachmaninoff, Hayroudinoff has gained attention of music critics throughout the world. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and received his postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music in London. A critic at Gramophone magazine wrote that his recordings of Shostakovich's Theatre Music and the Dvorak Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic were "dazzling and. electrically compelling." His recording of the Rachmaninoff Complete Preludes was selected by Classic FM Magazine alongside the recordings by Arthur Rubinstein and Andre Previn. The latest recording of the Complete Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff released in November 2006 became the Instrumental Choice of the Month with the BBC Music Magazine.

Hayroudinoff has performed to great critical acclaim in Japan, his native Russia and throughout Europe. He has appeared in major international concert venues, and his recital in Chicago was televised and simultaneously broadcast live by over 300 radio stations across the United States. He has recently performed with are the Sofia Symphony, the Osaka Century Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony, the BBC Philharmonic and the Bournemouth Symphony. Hayroudinoff is a Professor of piano at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The performance is sponsored by the Middlebury College Performing Arts Series. Reserved seating tickets are $24. For more information or tickets, contact the Middlebury College Box Office at 802-443-6433 or