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 Privatuniversit├Ąt
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