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Igor Ruhadze graduated from the Moscow Central music school and the Moscow State Conservatory as solo violinist with distinction in 1996. In 2002 he graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory with “Cum Laude” distinction as a specialist of early music (baroque and classical violin prof. Lucy van Dael). From 1999 Igor Ruhadze has resided in the Netherlands, from 2016 Igor Ruhadze has a Dutch nationality. At age of 12, he began his career as a solo violinist, performing Vieuxtemps Violin concerto ¹ 5 with The Odessa symphony orchestra. Afterwards, he performed as a soloist with various orchestras and ensembles performing all violin repertoires from Bach to contemporary music.   After becoming interested in baroque music, he became concertmaster of the first baroque orchestra in Russia for 7 years « Moscow State Classic Capella». As a member of the Taneyev Trio, in 1996 Igor Ruhadze was awarded the First prize and the Special prize for The Best Trio of the competition, as well as the prize of public in the International Taneyev Chamber Music Competition. Furthermore, in 1997 he won the Third Prize at the Locatelli Baroque Violin International competition in Amsterdam and the 1999 the Diploma of the “Musica Antiqua” competition in Brugge. In 1996, he was given the position of solo violin teacher at the Moscow Conservatory and the Moscow Central music school and in 2002 became their baroque violin and baroque orchestra teacher. In 2006, Igor Ruhadze worked as a guest teacher in the Amsterdam Conservatory. Igor Ruhadze has performed in many European countries and USA. He   frequently appears a lot at festivals in Utrecht, Potsdam, Montpellier, Vollore, Nassogne, Eindhoven, Budapest, New York, Moscow and St. Petersburg, performing a variety of solo recitals including the Tartini program for unaccompanied violin in the Flanders festival,   "Russian Tartini - Handochkine" – in New York. He performs with different ensembles and musicians, such as Richard Egarr, Jed Wentz, Siebe Henstra, Bob van Asperen, Bart van Oort, Wilbert Hazelzet, Eric Hoeprich, Alfredo Bernardini and Jaap ter Linden. In addition, he performs as a permanent concert master of Musica Antiqua St. Petersburg   and The Bach orchestra of the Netherlands,regularly performing   nationwide tours with various programs, including    concerts in The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with Bach Violin Concerto and Faure Requiem.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 perform a lot as a member of the chamber ensembles, such as “Van Swieten Society”, “Musica ad Rhenum”,” La primavera”, "Apollo" and leads his own groups “Violini Capricciosi”. Igor Ruhadze made CD's and DVD's recordings with chamber music and solo repertoire under a variety of labels, such as: Alpha, Edcetera, NM Classics, Briliant Classics, MCO NL and MDC records. The first and only one existing   Complete Locatelli Edition   for Brilliant Classics got a lot of wonderful reviews. Igor Ruhadze is playing on two wonderful violins: David Tecchler, Rome 1706 and C Jacobs, Amsterdam 1693, kindly provided by Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds.

2016