Vadim Rudenko was born in Krasnodar in 1967. At the age of four he began to play the piano, giving his first solo recital at the age of seven. In 1994 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, completing a postgraduate course at the conservatory in 1996 (class of Sergei Dorensky).
Prize-winner at the Concertino Prague competition (1982), the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, 1991), the Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition (Spain, 1992), the Giovanni Viotti International Music Competition (Vercelli, Italy, 1993), the International Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1994, 3rd prize; 1998, 2nd prize) and the Sviatoslav Richter International Piano Competition (Moscow, 2005; 4th prize).
Has appeared at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Grand Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonia, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Philharmonie Köln, the Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Concert Hall in Osaka, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Salle Gaveau and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Rudolfinum in Prague, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, the Herkulessaal in Munich, the Tonhalle in Zurich and the Seoul Arts Center.
Has participated in the festivals Stars on Baikal, Stars of the White Nights, Crescendo, the Yehudi Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, the Lugano Summer Festival and festivals in La Roque-d’Anthéron, the Ruhr and Nantes among others.
Has appeared with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia (Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra), the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Russian National Orchestra, the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow City Symphony Russian Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Salzburg Kammerorchester among other ensembles. Has collaborated with such conductors as Yevgeny Svetlanov, Arnold Kats, Veronika Dudarova, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Yuri Temirkanov, Yuri Simonov, Vassily Sinaisky, Yuri Bashmet, Mikhail Pletnev, Alexander Vedernikov, Andrey Boreyko, Dmitry Liss, Nikolai Alexeyev, Mikhail Shcherbakov, Vladimir Ponkin, Vladimir Ziva, Ion Marin and Vasily Sirenko.
Has performed in duo together with Nikolai Lugansky since his studies at the Moscow Conservatory.
Conducts masterclasses in the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Brazil and Japan.
Has recorded several discs in collaboration with Meldac (Japan) and Pavane Records (Belgium).
Since 2015 he has taught special piano at the Central Music School of the Moscow Conservatory.
Information for December 2020