Mikhail Rudy - An artist with feet planted firmly in two musical forms: Classical and Jazz.

Mikhail Rudy With Alexaner Vedernikov And l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France In Concert – 2012 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Mikhail Rudy – An artist with feet planted firmly in two musical forms: Classical and Jazz.

Mikhail Rudy, Piano – l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France – Alexander Vedernikov, conductor – January 6, 2012 – Recorded live – Radio France Musique –

Warhorses this week (or at least one), with celebrated French-Uzbek pianist Mikhail Rudy joining l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, led by Alexander Vedernikov in a concert live from the stage at Salle Pleyel in Paris and recorded for posterity by Radio France Musique on the afternoon of January 6, 2012.

The concert immediately begins with Mikail Rudy and the Orchestra in a performance of the First Piano Concerto of Tchaikovsky – and then concludes with Prokofiev’s Cendrillon.

As well as being a concert pianist, Mikhail Rudy has performed with jazz pianist Misha Alperin with whom he devised a program entitled Double Dream, performing improvised compositions based on the classical repertoire. This included partly rewritten and partly improvised works by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Janáček and Scriabin. This program has already been performed in Norway, France and Germany receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences.

Rudy has also taken part in theatrical shows and has written a book, The Novel of a Pianist, published in 2008 by Le Rocher. He has also written and performed a theatrical and musical play after Władysław Szpilman’s book The Pianist along with French actor Robin Renucci. The show ran in Paris in 2005 for more than four months and received great acclaim from both audiences and critics alike. A tour of forty-five cities throughout France followed in 2006.

Rudy is a respected television broadcaster and is active in experimental video-filming and writing. He has prepared several series including a BBC television documentary on the life and works of Tchaikovsky and radio projects for France-Musique highlighting the life and works of composers such as Alexander Scriabin, Johannes Brahms, Karol Szymanowski and Leoš Janáček.

Press Play, settle in and enjoy the concert.

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