Aleksey Igudesman

violin, composer, conductor

Aleksey Igudesman is known as a violinist, but has also established himself as a composer, conductor, actor and film maker.

Igudesman's compositions are published by UNIVERSAL EDITION and his compositions have been performed world wide by soloists, ensembles and orchestras, such as the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, often with him as a solo violinist and conductor. He has written for and performed as a soloist on several movie soundtracks and worked closely with Academy Award winning film composer Hans Zimmer on numerous movies. Igudesman has directed, produced and starred in the feature length mokumentary "Noseland", featuring Julian Rachlin, John Malkovich and Sir Roger Moore. Noseland has been premiered in 14 festivals around the world in 2012/2013 and won the "Most Entertaining Documentary" award at the Doc Miami International Film Festival.

Together with the pianist Hyung-ki Joo, he appears as IGUDESMAN & JOO. Their shows "A Little Nightmare Music" and "BIG Nightmare Music" with symphony and chamber orchestras, have received much acclaim around the world and clips have been watched on YouTube over 30 million times. They have performed with Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Viktoria Mullova, Emanuel Ax, John Malkovich among others.

Aleksey Igudesman plays a Santo Serafin 1717 violin, kindly loaned to him by ERSTE BANK and a bow by the modern bow maker Benoit Rolland. 

latest News
My special series for ORF II: Du Kunst Mich! 21. Sep 2016

Do you have time to tune in live, every Monday at 23:30h to Aleksey Igudesman's brand new TV series, 'Du Kunst Mich' on the Austrian TV sender, ORFII?

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Short Profile

NameIgudesman, Aleksey
Date of Birth1973-07-22
Born inRussia, Europe
Home LocationVienna, Austria
Main languageEnglish
attended UniversitiesKonservatorium Wien Privatuniversität

Filmin a video of Igudesman'a song "Uruguay" in Uruguay

The ministry of tourism has invited Igudesman & Joo to visit Uruguay and film Igudesman's song Uruguay.... in Uruguay.

They also performed with the Orchestra Jovenil del Sodre - a youth orchestra and had a fabulous time in this wonderful country.

Next are performances in Triest and Genoa in Italy, Potsdam in Germany and Madrid in Spain, followed by their orchestral show at new year with the New York Philharmonic under Maestro Alan Gilbert at the Lincoln Center.

NEWS from
The Cyber Conductor
The DVD is available only here online:

Aleksey Igudesman & Sebastian Gürtler, together with the Upper Austrian Youth Orchestra in a project called "The Cyber Conductor".  
I Will Survive
Igudesman & Joo with one of their greatest hits! 
Igudesman: Rush-Hour, Bulgarian Waltz & Strauss
Strauss in Russia, Igudesman in Vienna
Aleksey Igudesman, Violine, Voice, Directing
Ambassade Orchester Wien

Live from the Konzerthaus, Vienna 
Let the Piglet Go
Poem & Music by Aleksey Igudesman

Written by Aleksey Igudesman
Poems read by Sir Roger Moore
Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Alexandra Soumm, Aleksey Igudesman
Maria Sotriffer, Juliane Hennenberg, Nikolaus Luksch & Daniela Yampolski 

Noseland, Aleksey Igudesman’s award-winning Mockumentary about classical music had its Vienna premiere at the Jewish Film Festival on the 17th of October at 8 pm in the Votiv Kino with 2 sold out screenings.

Before that Igudesman & Joo did their show with orchestra BIG Nightmare Music in Finland with the Tapiola Chamber Orchestra on the 26. and 27. of September, followed by a China tour, after which they landed in Chicago to perform their show with the great Chicago Symphony Orchestra on the 18th of October.

NEWS from
Du Kunst Mich
"Du KUNST mich" ist eine neue Sendereihe, in der Musiker und Stand-up-Comedian Aleksey Igudesman anderen Kreativen provokant "auf den Zahn fühlt." 
Igudesman rides Sherlock Holmes on an Elephant
Hans asked the musicians who participated on the soundtrack to video themselves, wherever they are in order to make this little video. Aleksey happened to be on an elephant in Thailand...

"Sherlock Holmes" Directed By Guy Ritchie, Starring Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Strong

Featuring "Discombobulate" from the Oscar Nominated Score, Sherlock Holmes- Composed by Hans Zimmer, Score Produced by Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe

Music Video Directed by Rachel McDonald, Edited by Max Carlson Featured Soloists: Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Diego Stocco, Ann Marie Calhoun, Atli Örvarsson, Aleksey Igudesman Noah Sorota, Tina Guo, Davey Johnstone, Satnam S. Ramgotra, Ryeland Allison, Bob Badami, Robert Downey Jr, and Guy Ritchie

Distributed by Warner Bros. Music Group 
Vogue The Violin - Funk The String
Performed by MAD - Music and Dance
Aleksey Igudesman and Manaho Shimokawa
Music by Aleksey Igudesman
Filmed in the Wiener Konzerthaus
Directed by Aksel Stasny
Audio available on Orlando Records
Sheed music available at Universal Edition