Vienna concertmaster’s father lands a Russian orchestra

Vienna concertmaster’s father lands a Russian orchestra


norman lebrecht

October 16, 2020

The cellist Alexander Rudin has been named chief conductor of the Saratov Philharmonic Orchestra in Russia for the coming season. He has performed with them often as a soloist.

His son, Fedor Rudin is concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic.



  • Henry williams says:

    They must be good players.

  • He has also, for many years, been Music Director of the fabulous Moscow-based chanber orchestra which he conducts and has also led from the cello, harpsichord or piano, as appropriate.

  • Alexander Walker says:

    He has been Music Director and Conductor of the fabulous Moscow-based chamber orchestra Musica Viva for some years.

  • Bill says:

    Not the Philharmonic, but rather the opera orchestra.

  • TheoY says:

    Fedor Rudin is currently studying conducting at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien so in a few years perhaps there will be another Rudin on the podium.

  • Nathaniel Rosen says:

    Mr. Rudin, at age 16, captured the bronze medal in the Tchaikovsky Competition, while I, at age 30, was lucky to win the gold at the same competition. However, the way that he has lived his life as musician and father humbles me. I hope one day to meet him. I still remember watching his alarmingly good performance of the Shostakovich First Concerto on TV during the competition.