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Igor Tchetuev

Igor Tchetuev (piano) , Germany


«Tchetuev brought a genuine thrill - a sound that Neuhaus, Sofronitsky and Richter would have recognised. That indefinable ‘Russian' quality in the mid-range, the crystalline treble and the defined bass, all combined with a very strong interpretative personality. In a word - glorious!»
Solo recital, Wigmore Hall, London, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Classical Music, Rob Pennock.

«Beaming like a laser, confident yet unaggressive, shining, colourful, structured without being rigid, the work of Igor Tchetuev makes every piece's vital force emerge»
Alain Lompech, Le Monde.

Igor Tchetuev was born in Sebastopol (Ukraine) in 1980 and won at the age of 14 the Grand Prix of the International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition (Ukraine); he currently works with Maestro Krainev.

In 1998, at age 18, he was the First Prize Laureate of the Ninth Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, and was also voted "Audience Favourite".

2010/11/12/13 Igor Tchetuev is the guest of Orchestre National de France at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (July 2010, Tchaikovsky 1/Neeme Järvi), Luxembourg Philharmonic (Tchaikovsky 1/Günter Herbig), London Philharmonic Orchestra (Tchaikovsky 1), Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (Rachmaninov 2 & Paganini Rhapsody/Pavel Kogan), Mariinsky Theatre accompanying Ferruccio Furlanetto. He is then on tour in Great Britain, in concert with Orchestre National de Lille (Prokofiev 3/Paul Mann), Orchestre National de Montpellier (Prokofiev 1/Yaron Traub), Moscow Virtuosi (Mozart Concerto "Jeunehomme"/Vladimir Spivakov and Maxim Vengerov), Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine on tour in Switzerland (Victoria Hall Geneva, Tonhalle Zürich etc.). He gives numerous recitals in France and Europe amongst which, his fourth recital in Wigmore Hall, a recital at the Saint Petersburg Philharmony , Festival de Menton, Husum Festival in Germany, at the Festival de Colmar, Chopin Festival Paris, Lisztomania Festival, the Montpellier Festival, Lille Piano Festival , and plays at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, at the Wiener Philharmonie with Ferruccio Furlanetto etc...

Igor Tchetuev has recently performed as piano soloist with Orchestre National de France, Mariinsky Orchestra, WDR Orchestra Köln, Halle Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, St Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Bern Philharmonic, NDR Hanover, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Orchestre de Bretagne, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Orchester, New Japan Philharmonic, Miami New World Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre de Tours etc... under such conductors as Neeme Järvi, Valery Gergiev, Günther Herbig, Semyon Bychkov, Evgueni Svetlanov, Vladimir Spivakov, Marc Elder, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Alexander Dmitriev, Justus Franz, Maxim Shostakovich, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Maxim Vengerov, Vladimir Sirenko, Vladimir Vakoulsky and so on...

Each year Tchetuev gives a number of appearances in select events for instance the Colmar International Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Braunschweig Festival, Sintra Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Zino Francescatti Festival, Divonne, Hardelot, Paris (Louvre Auritorium), Festival Chopin Paris, Accademia Philharmonica Romana, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier not to mention the festival of La Roque d'Anthéron, where he appeared during the last two seasons, and was re-invited for an evening acclaimed recital (Chopin 24 Etudes).

Igor Tchetuev makes then regular recital tours in Europe and his recordings have received numerous awards and accolades: he recorded with the violinist Andrei Bielov all Prokofiev Sonatas for violin and piano for Naxos label. He also recorded a recital of "Romantic Etudes" with Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, with Tri-MClassic of Japan, the Three Chopin Sonatas for Orfeo in Germany which was applauded by critics (Le Monde de la Musique, Classica...), "Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Sonatas" (Caro Mitis, Russia) (Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik in Germany, R10 in Classica-Repertoire in France and a magnificent article in Gramophone Magazine) and his last recordings are the first three volumes of his Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Caro Mitis, Russia) with fabulous press critics.