Behzod Abduraimov, Piano
BACH "Siciliano" from Concerto in D Minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi, Op. 3, No. 11; arr. Cortot)
BACH Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 (arr. Busoni)
SCHUBERT Moment musical in A-flat Major, D. 780, No. 2
SCHUBERT Moment musical in F Minor, D. 780, No. 3
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57, "Appassionata"
PROKOFIEV Piano Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
TCHAIKOVSKY Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 19, No. 4
LISZT "La campanella" in G-sharp Major from Grandes Études de Paganini, S. 141, No. 3
Pianist Behzod Abduraimov's captivating performances have established him as one of the forerunners of his generation. In recent seasons, Mr. Abduraimov has worked with orchestras that include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and Mariinsky Orchestra under conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrůša, and Vladimir Jurowski.
Last season, Mr. Abduraimov made his debut with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra under Mr. Gergiev as part of the orchestra's Festival 360 Degrees. He subsequently made his BBC Proms debut with the orchestra. Mr. Abduraimov has also appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, and with the Seattle Symphony and Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Abduraimov's North American appearances during the 2016-2017 season include concerts with the Vancouver Recital Society, Cliburn Concerts, and Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as performances with the Houston Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Minnesota Orchestra, among others. Upcoming performance highlights in Europe include concerts with the Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre National de Lyon, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester.
Mr. Abduraimov is one of the featured artists on the Junge Wilde Concert Series at the Konzerthaus Dortmund this season. He also appears at Paris's Théâtre des Champs-Élysées and returns to the Verbier Festival and Festival International de Piano de La Roque-d'Anthéron. Mr. Abduraimov will embark on a recital tour of Australia in 2017, as well as a tour of Asia for performances with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra.
An award-winning recording artist, Mr. Abduraimov's discography includes a 2014 CD with Decca Classics that features Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Juraj Valčuha.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Mr. Abduraimov started playing the piano at the age of five as a student of Tamara Popovich at the Uspensky State Central Lyceum. He studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch at Park University's International Center for Music, where he is currently the artist-in-residence.