Behzod Abduraimov


Behzod Abduraimov has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrůša and Vladimir Jurowski.

Current European engagements include Orchestre de Paris, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Luzerner Sinfonieorchester (including a tour to the Tongyeong International Music Festival under Michael Sanderling) and English Chamber Orchestra. He will also be presented in recital at the Kölner Philharmonie, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and returns to the Verbier and Rheingau festivals. Behzod Abduraimov continues his collaboration with Truls Mørk following their highly successful tours last season. Behzod Abduraimov has recently worked with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, hr-Sinfonieorchester, BBC Scottish Symphony and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.

In North America, he returns to both the Pittsburgh and Seattle symphonies and will be presented in recital at 92nd Street Y in New York and Vancouver Recital Series amongst others. Last season, Behzod Abduraimov returned to the Hollywood Bowl in July 2018 with a spectacular performance of Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No. 2 under Gustavo Dudamel. He also made his debut at Bravo! Vail with Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and returned to the Aspen Festival for both recital and concerto performances. Other recent engagements have included San Francisco, Atlanta, and Houston symphonies, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Minnesota Orchestra, and he has appeared at the Stern Auditorium Carnegie Hall in both recital and concerto performances.

Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Behzod Abduraimov began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.
Information for June 2019

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