About

Behzod Abduraimov’s captivating performances have won him high critical praise, most recently from the Washington Post (“I’m not sure I could give higher praise – keep your ear on this one”) and the Boston Globe (“impressive poise and immediacy – a talent to watch”).

An exclusive Decca Classics recording artist, Abduraimov has worked with the London Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia orchestras to name but a few.

He has collaborated with conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Krzysztof Urbański, Vasily Petrenko, Charles Dutoit, Vladimir Jurowski and Pinchas Zuckerman.

Highlights of the 2013/14 season include his debut with the Boston Symphony (including a tour of China), an Artist in Residence project with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, and performances with the Mariinsky Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and NHK Symphony.

During 2014/15 season Abduraimov will make his debut with the Czech Philharmonic under Jiri Belohlavek including the opening of their season and a tour of Italy. He will return to the London Philharmonic Orchestra for a performance at the London’s Royal Festival Hall under David Zinman. to be followed by a tour of China with Vassily Sinaisky. He will take part in the Mariinsky Orchestra’s Prokofiev piano concerto cycle at the Vienna Konzerthaus and Konzerthaus Dortmund under Valery Gergiev, debut with the Helsinki Philharmonic (Osmo Vanska) and will feature in recital and in concert with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse under Tugan Sokhiev as part of the Festival Piano aux Jacobins. Other recitals include returns to the Wigmore Hall and the Louvre in addition to recitals in Italy and Spain.

In North America he will make his debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Andrey Boreyko and embark on a US tour with the Mariinsky Orchestra under Gergiev, to include Carnegie Hall. He will return to the hall to make his debut recital appearance as part of their “Distinctive Debuts” series later in the season. He will also appear as part of the Aspen Music Festival and return to the Vancouver Recital Series. Further afield, he will make his debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under Thomas Dausgaard.

Behzod Abduraimov released his debut recital CD on Decca Classics in 2012, which won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte. Autumn 2014 sees the release of his first concerto disc featuring Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha.

Behzod Abduraimov was born in Tashkent in 1990 and began to play the piano at the age of five. He was a pupil of Tamara Popovich at the Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent, and studied at the International Center for Music at Park University, Kansas City, with Stanislav Ioudenitch where he is now Artist in Residence as of the 2014/15 season.