Guest Artists

Mikhail_Voskresensky Mikhail Voskresensky, piano

“His playing fascinates audiences with its artistry, cordiality and ingeniousness” Lev Oborin “Voskresensky is not only an outstanding virtuoso; he lives in music and plunges into its depths” Semaines Musicales, Tours “Voskresensky is an extraordinary and unique musician: when hearing his playing one can feel his sincere and subtle soul  a rare thing indeed, in our rational times” Mikhail Voskresensky is a distinguished professor, chair of the piano faculty at the Moscow Conservatory, Artist-in-Residence at The Juilliard...

Sergey Khachatryan Sergey Khachatryan, violin

SERGEY KHACHATRYAN was born in 1985 in Yerevan, Armenia. In December 2000 he won First Prize in the VIII International Jean Sibelius competition in Helsinki, becoming the youngest ever winner in the history of the competition. In 2005 he claimed the First Prize at the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels. Sergey has performed with all the major UK orchestras, including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and regularly with the Philharmonia Orchestra. In July 2005 Sergey made his debut at the BBC Proms with the BBC Philharmonic...

Alexander_Rudin_photo Alexander Rudin, cello

The Russian conductor and cellist, Alexander Rudin, graduated from the Gnesin GMPI (now: the Russian Gnesin Academy of Musi)c in 1983 (his professors in cello and piano were Lev Evgrafov and Yury Ponizovkin respectively). He was a prize-winner and laureate of prestigious cello competitions including the “Concertino Prague” Competition (1972); the Bach Competition in Leipzig (Cello 1st Prize, 1976), Gaspar Cassado Competition in Florence (1979), and the 6th and 7th Tchaikovsky competitions in Moscow (1st Prize in 1978 and 2nd Prize in 1982). In 1989 he graduated from...