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Igor Tchetuev, Pianist



Igor Tchetuev was born in Sevastopol (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 of 18, he was the First Prize Laureate of the Ninth Arthur-Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, and was also voted «Audience Favourite».

2009/10/11 Igor Tchetuev is the guest of Orchestre National de France at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées (Tchaïkovski 1/Neeme Järvi), Mariinsky Theatre accompanying Ferruccio Furlanetto, Luxembourg Philharmonic (Günter Herbig), Orchestre National de Montpellier (Yaron Traub), Moscow Virtuosi (Vladimir Spivakov and Maxim Vengerov), Moscow Symphony Orchestra (Pavel Kogan), Orchestre Symphonique de Saint Etienne (Vladimir Vakoulsky) and in Korea of Euro-Asian Philharmonic. He gives numerous recitals in France and Europe amongst which his fourth recital in Wigmore Hall, a recital with the violinist Xavier Phillips at the Colmar Festival and four recitals with Augustin Dumay, violinist, in Paris area.

In 2007/08/09 Igor Tchetuev accompanied the illustrious Bass Ferruccio Furlanetto at the Scala di Milano. He was the guest of the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln (Bychkov) for three concerts and got a triumph at the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron in an evening recital (Chopin 24 Etudes). He performed in Israel with the Israel Camerata for four concerts (Liszt & Mozart).

Igor Tchetuev has also recently performed as piano soloist with Halle Orchestra, St Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Orchestra, Bern Philharmonic, NDR Hanover, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Orchestre de Bretagne, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Miami New World Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre de Tours etc. He played under conductors as Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Vladimir Spivakov, Marc Elder, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Alexander Dmitriev, M. Shostakovtich, Evgueni Svetlanov, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Vladimir Sirenko, and so on.

Each year Tchetuev gives a number of appearances in selected events for instance the Colmar International Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Braunschweig Classix 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.

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 works of Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, with Tri-M Classic of Japan and the three Chopin Sonatas for Orfeo in Germany which was applauded by critics (Le Monde de la Musique, Classica...). His recording with Caro Mitis, Russia, of Alfred Schnittke’s «Complete Piano Sonatas» was honoured with the «Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik» in Germany, «R10 in the magazine Classica Repertoire» in France and a magnificent article in the «Gramophone» magazine. His last recordings are the first three volumes of his Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Caro Mitis, Russia) with fabulous press critics.