Nouveau disque Chopin 2020

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L’interprétation du grand pianiste franco-russe Roustem Saïtkoulov, renouvelle les émotions et le charme de ces chefs-d’œuvre.
Ferruccio Nuzzo, Grey Panthers 

Frédéric Chopin par Roustem Saïtkoulov

« On ne trouvera rien dans le jeu de Roustem Saïtkoulov qui cherche les bravos du parterre. On l’a même vu Salle Gaveau enchaîner trois bis sans nul temps pour les applaudissements afin que la musique ait jusqu’au bout toute la place et qu’au pianiste soit épargnée la cérémonie des saluts comme celle des allers et venues entre coulisses et scène. On craint même que sa personnalité ne le conduise à s’agacer qu’on puisse dire de lui qu’il n’est pas un bon chopinien mais un chopinien exceptionnel. On maintiendra cependant. Il suffit d’écouter la première phrase du disque, et de voir comment l’interrogation douloureuse s’accomplit en un rubato parfait. Ce qui ne signifie en rien qu’il ne rende bien que le Chopin interrogatif : l’autre, le fantastique, est tout autant dans ce disque, et les doigts donnent tout ce qu’il faut donner lorsque la fureur prend le compositeur. Mais chez Roustem Saïtkoulov même la houle reste noble, la virtuosité vertueuse et le désespoir pur ». Eric Fiat, Philosophe, Professeur des universités

Trois nouvelles études
Etude n°1 en fa mineur, Etude n°2 en la bémol, Etude n°3 en ré bémol
Prélude en ut dièse mineur op. 45
Ballades n° 1, 2, 3 et 4
Berceuse en ré bémol majeur, op.57


Rachmaninov Concerto n° 3
withTokyo New City Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama

Duo avec Maxim Vengerov
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Queensland Performing Arts Center Concert Hall
Duo with Maxim Vengerov

Recital : Beethoven Schumann Scriabin Stravinsky
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8/04/17  POURRIERES (83)
Samedi 8 avril à 18 H
Récital avec la violoniste Clara Saïtkoulov

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Dimanche 9 avril à 15 heures
Série “Piano Les Grands Interprètes”
Recital : Beethoven Schumann Stravinsky

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Duo avec Maxim VENGEROV

Réservation par tél : 01 46 31 80 89
(Adresse : 92 rue Bonaparte / Paris VIème)

12-20/07/17 – TOURNEE AU JAPON

Recital Russe


Press excerpts

Intelligence, nobility, elegance and transparency distinguish pianist Roustem Saitkoulov’s technical and musico-structural approach, enabling him to deliver a powerful musical statement by way of well-balanced interpretations.
Sir Neville Marriner

With strength and a force of character which in no way impeeds his poetic expressivity, Roustem Saïtkoulov took his public on a wonderful experience which accentuates how much this pianist (who has recorded the two piano concertos of Chopin with the London Royal Symphonic Orchestra) masters the lyricism required for Chopin’s works, often deliberately choosing slower than accustomed tempi in order to illuminate the nuanced contrasts of light and tragedy.
La Roque d’Anthéron 2014 – La Provence

Roustem Saitkoulov’s soul is that of a tormented, passionate poet: a sparkling impetus, a generous spirit and fiery eloquence. Genuine character.
Journal de Geneve

The highpoint of the evening was the pianist Roustem Saïtkoulov in Shostakovitch’s concerto Opus 35.  He knew precisely how to expose the musical richness of this work, from the inherent romaticism of the slow movement to the fire of the Presto, demonstrating throughout all aspects of  fascinating piano playing.
Hamburger Abendblatt

One appreciates the remarkable technical potential of Roustem Saitkoulov, but even more the musical prospective he conveys. Saitkoulov does not over-exploit his considerable abilities, but is most sensitively aware of the poetical assence of the music he plays. Without a doubt an artist to be followed.
Alain Cochard, Diapason

Roustem Saitkoulov has a high-class Russian-trained technique. His disc of Etudes is an imaginative debut selection. Stravinsky pieces are epic and grandly articulated.

(…) his execution of the Etudes of Arenski and Scriabin accents the underlying reserve and nobility of intensely refined playing… As if through the eye of Eusebius overcome by profound melancholy he explores all aspects of the Schumann Fantasy, surprising the listener by the determination of his narrative. Magnificently constructed and brimming with life, the Liszt Sonata crowned the evening. Without using one ounce of bombast, Saïtkoulov sets the score ablaze with compact structural intensity set against sonoric beauty of timbre, at once convincing and galvanizing.
Alain Cochard, Diapason

Roustem Saitkoulov is an exciting artist with a true personality. His piano playing is beautifully expressive and his phrasing higly intelligent.
Le Monde de la Musique


Born in Kazan (Russian Federation), Roustem Saitkoulov enjoys the great Russian School of piano : he entered the Kazan Conservatory at the age of 6, later he went on to study with Elisso Virsaladze at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, where he received his Soloist’s Diploma. He furthered his studies at the Munich  Hochschule für Muzik.

He is the prizewinner at numerous international competitions : Busoni Competition, Bolzano, Italy; UNISA (University of South Africa) Competition, Pretoria; Concours Géza Andà, Zurich, Switzerland; Marguerite Long Competition, Paris; First Prize in the Rome Piano Competition. Grand Prix of the Montecarlo World Piano-Masters;

Roustem Saitkoulov is frequently performing with world’s renown orchestras, such as Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, RAI Symphony Orchestra Torino, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, St-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo New City Orchestra and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.

His concerts and recitals take him all over the world: to Russia (International House of Music, Moscow and Philharmonia Hall of St Petersburg), China (NCPA Beijing and Guangzhou Opera House), Japan (Great Hall of the Metropolitan Art Space and Osaka Symphony Hall), Chile (Frutillar), Argentina (Teatro Colón and CCNK), Mexico (Palacio de Bellas Artes), Australia (Sydney Opera House), the United States, Canada, South Africa and throughout many of the most important venues in Europe.

He is invited in world’s leading festivals including Montreux, La Roque d’Anthéron, Yokohama, Bologna, Merano, Brescia-Bergamo, Edinburgh, Piano aux Jacobins (Toulouse, France), Festival de Radio France-Montpellier, Menton or Printemps des Arts de Montecarlo.

His music is subsequently broadcast on France Musique, Radio Classique, DRS 2 (Switzerland), NDR Kultur (Germany) as well as on television programs, in France (France 2, France 3 and Mezzo) and on the international European channel 3 SAT.

He records several solo piano CD albums for EMI Classics and Dinemec Classics. In 2012, Master Chord Records releases with him the two Chopin Piano Concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Grzegorz Nowak. In 2014, IndéSens label issues his recording of the Piano Concerto n°1 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

In parallel, Roustem Saitkoulov has become Maxim Vengerov’s privileged partner, their duo is acclaimed by critics all over the world’s most prestigious concert halls.