People's Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan
Rem Urasin was born in Kazan in 1976. At the age of five he began to study at the Middle Special School of Music of the Kazan State Zhiganov Conservatoire, and at the age of eight he appeared with the Tatar State Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. At the age of thirteen he gave his first recital, performing works by Chopin. At the age of fifteen he won the International Frédéric Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Moscow, and three years later he was a prize-winner at the International Frédéric Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Warsaw (1995). From 1994–2001 he studied at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, and completed an assistant traineeship at the conservatoire under Lev Naumov.
Has also been a prize-winner at the World Piano Masters Competition in Monte Carlo (2001) and the the International Piano Competition in Sydney (2004). Has appeared with the Russian National Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow State Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Wiener Kammerorchester and many other ensembles. Has collaborated with musicians including Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Spivakov, Mischa Maisky, Yulian Rakhlin, Kazimierz Kord, Antony Wit, Fuat Mansurov, Veronika Dudarova and Alexander Rudin. Has given recitals at the Great and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Sydney Opera House and the Concert Hall in Beijing.
Has recorded several CDs. Kazan directors have produced two films about him – This Eternal Miracle (1993) and Grand Playing (2000).
In 2009–2010 he prepared the vast cycle Frédéric Chopin. The Complete Works in Eleven Concerts to mark two centuries since Chopin’s birth. In the 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 seasons this cycle was performed at the Moscow State Conservatoire.
Information for December 2017