A devoted chamber musician, Rudin 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. The ensemble is a prizewinner of the Illzach International Chamber Music Competition (Mulhouse, France) and Pizzicato Magazine’s Supersonic Award, which the trio received for its first CD Couleurs d’un Rêve.
Fedor Rudin is a frequent guest at some of the most prestigious music festivals in the world, including the Salzburg Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Pietrasanta in Concerto, Crans Montana Classics and the Festival ArtenetrA. 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.
Already from the age of 20, Rudin himself worked as a guest conductor with the Georgian National Philharmonic Orchestra. Since then, he has led orchestras such as the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Petrobras Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Lviv Philharmonic and the Szczecin Opera Orchestra. In 2021 he completed his conducting studies in the class of Simeon Pironkoff (orchestral conducting) and Vladimir Kiradjiev (opera conducting) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna.
Fedor Rudin, as the grandson of the famous Russian avant-garde composer Edison Denisov, was born in Moscow in 1992 and grew up in Paris, where he studied with Miroslav Roussine and Svetlin Roussev. A graduate of Zakhar Bron at the Hochschule für Musik Köln and Pierre Amoyal at the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, he completed his postgraduate studies at the Kunstuniversität Graz in the class of Boris Kuschnir.
November 2021 will see the release of Rudin’s new album, a CD of Russian and French compositions, on Orchid Classics, in co-production with SWR. Recorded with Boris Kusnezow, it features pieces by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Debussy, as well as works by Fedor’s grandfather.
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.