The grandson also rises

The grandson also rises


norman lebrecht

February 13, 2019

Russian media are reporting that the new concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic, Fedor Rudin, is the grandson of composer Edison Denisov.

He is also the son of cellist and conductor Alexander Rudin.

The family has lived in Paris since Fedor was six years old. But, they say, all of his teachers were Russian.




  • RW2013 says:

    Denisov is an excellent, if neglected, composer.
    L’écume des jours especially.

  • Bone says:

    That. Is one heck of a hairdo.

  • MacroV says:

    I was wondering if he was the son of Alexander Rudin, a great cellist.

    It didn’t require any journalistic coup to find out he’s the grandson of Denisov; it’s on his Wikipedia page.