Rustem Hayroutdinoff is a Russian concert pianist. Tatar by nationality, he was born in Kazan, Russian Federation (Republic of Tatarstan). His father, Afzal Hayroudinoff is a Professor of Cello at the Kazan State Conservatory. He is a brother of Halida Hayrutdinova, also acclaimed concert pianist.
Rustem Hayroudinoff graduated from the Moscow Conservatory, where he studied with Lev Naumov and received his postgraduate degree (DipRAM) at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Christopher Elton. He is very likely to have been the very first student from Soviet Union to come to study at the Royal Academy, where he is now a Professor of Piano.
His performances have been broadcast on most major classical radio stations around the world and he has appeared in the documentary “The Unknown Shostakovich” alongside Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev and Maxim Shostakovich. He has recorded CDs for various labels including Chandos, Decca and NAMI. His recordings of Shostakovich's Theatre Music and the Dvořák Piano Concerto with the BBC Philharmonic were selected amongst the Best CDs of the Year by BBC Music and the Gramophone magazines respectively. His CD of the Rachmaninoff Complete Preludes was selected by Classic FM Magazine as a part of the ‘four discs essential Rachmaninoff collection’, alongside the recordings of Arthur Rubinstein and André Previn, and his recording of the Complete Etudes-Tableaux by Rachmaninoff became the Instrumental Choice of the Month with the BBC Music Magazine and was nominated for the BBC Music Magazine Best Instrumental CD of the Year Award. It was also selected as the finest version of these pieces on BBC Radio 3’s Building a Library (programme presenter David Nice).