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Biography Igor Ruhadze


 Igor Ruhadze at the age of 12 began his career as a solo violinist, performing Vieuxtemps Violin concerto nr. 5 with The Odessa symphony orchestra. Later, in 1996, he graduated from the Moscow Central music school and the Moscow State Conservatory as solo violinist with distinction. In 2002 he graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory with "Cum Laude"  as a specialist in  early music.  From 1999 Igor Ruhadze has resided in the Netherlands since 2016 he has Dutch nationality. Igor Ruhadze is a prizewinner of several international violin competitions, such as Locatelli  International  Violin competition in Amsterdam,   Taneyev International  Chamber Music Competition and "Musica Antiqua" competition in Brugge.

Since 1996, he was teaching of solo violin at the Moscow Conservatory and the Moscow Central music school and in 2002 became their also a baroque violin teacher. In 2006, Igor Ruhadze worked as a guest teacher in the Amsterdam Conservatory. Igor Ruhadze has performed in many European countries and all over the world. He performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles, performing all violin repertoires: from renaissance to contemporary music. He frequently appears a lot at festivals performing a variety of solo recitals, including the Tartini program for unaccompanied violin in the Flanders Festival, "Russian Tartini - Handochkine" – in New York. Besides, he performs as a permanent concertmaster of Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg and The Bach orchestra of the Netherlands and regularly performing nationwide tours with them as a soloist with various programs from Bach till Faure and Tchaikovsky. Igor also recorded with the Bach Orchestra of the Netherlands the Dutch spoken performance of Bach's 'St Matthew's Passion' which was also covered by CD and DVD and took part in the Dutch film 'Erbarme Dich' by director Ramón Gieling.' Erbarme dich' has made a tour past European art cinemas and will shortly be presented for the first time in Switzerland and appear on Dutch television. He also performs a lot as a member of the chamber ensembles and leads his group "Violini Capricciosi". Igor Ruhadze made CD's and DVD's recordings with chamber music and solo repertoire under a variety of labels. His collaboration with Brilliant Classics gave several successful results: the unique  Complete Locatelli Edition 21 CD got a lot of excellent reviews, and his last  Complete Biber Violin Sonates impressed public with warm tone and virtuoso playing on scordatura violins.

Igor Ruhadze is playing on violin by C Jacobs , Amsterdam 1693, kindly provided by Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds and his own violin by Carlo Tononi.