Evgeny Rumyantsev

One of the most compelling and charismatic Russian musicians of the next generation, Evgeny Rumyantsev blends dazzling virtuoso skill and depth of interpretation with his powerful temperament and innovative cello sound. With his staggeringly universal artistic approach, he has succeeded in combining performances with various orchestras and recital appearances in chamber music along with highly diverse ensembles. His skill as a musician received the approbation of Mstislav Rostropovich, at whose public tutorials the young cellist frequently performed.

Evgeny Rumyantsev was born in Moscow in 1984. Having begun to learn the cello at the age of eight, he continued to study music at the Central School of Music of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire. He graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire in 2007, and in 2010 he undertook a postgraduate study under Professor Natalia Shakhovskaya, People’s Artist of the USSR. Rumyantsev has been a grant-recipient of and participated in various programmes run by the Vladimir Spivakov Foundation, the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation (Nikolai Myaskovsky Grant) and the Russian Performing Arts Foundation. He has taken master-classes from Mstislav Rostropovich, David Geringas, Eberhard Finke and Sergei Roldugin.

Evgeny Rumyantsev has been a prize-winner at several international competitions, among them the XIII Tchaikovsky International Competition (Moscow, 2007) and the Aram Khachaturian International Cello Competition (Yerevan, 2010). Frequently appears in recital, performing throughout Russia, the CIS, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Lithuania, Finland, Israel, Tunisia, Algeria, Japan and South Korea. Rumyantsev has taken part in numerous international festivals including the Usedomer Musikfestival, the Juventus Music Festival, the Vladimir Horowitz and Mstislav Rostropovich Festivals, Moscow Autumn, Maxima-Fest, Ars Longa, Days of Mozart in Moscow, A Tribute to Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, Moscow’s international cello festival Viva Cello, a festival marking one hundred and twenty-five years since the birth of Sergei Kozolupov, Music of the Stars, Green Noise, the Sviatoslav Richter Foundation Festival and the DMZ Festival in South Korea.

The musician’s repertoire includes almost the entire solo and chamber music repertoire composed for cello. Rumyantsev has recorded on CD, television and radio. He has taught at the Moscow Conservatoire since 2010 in addition to running master-classes in Russia, Europe, Japan and South Korea. Since 2012 he has collaborated with the agency Art-Brand. He is currently a soloist with the St Petersburg House of Music and Gosconcert and a member of the Association of Prize-Winners of the Tchaikovsky International Competition and the International Union of Music Workers. In 2012 Evgeny Rumyantsev was invited to join the jury of the Symphony international competition (Volgograd).

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