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Alexander Rudin

  • Cellist
  • Conductor


Born in Moscow in 1960 Alexander Rudin is the Musica Viva Chamber Orchestra’s artistic director and chief conductor. He graduated from the Gnesin Academy of Music in 1983 (his professors in cello and piano were Lev Evgrafov and Yury Ponizovkin respectively). He was a prize-winner and laureate of prestigious cello competitions including the Bach Competition in Leipzig (1976), Gaspar Cassado Competition in Florence (1979), and the sixth and seventh Tchaikovsky competitions in Moscow (1978 and 1982). In 1989 Alexander Rudin graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in Dmitry Kitaenko’s class and with a degree in conducting.