‘Abduraimov impressed with responsive, dynamic piano-playing and a sparkling touch,’ wrote the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad after Behzod Abduraimov’s September 2015 performance in the Netherlands – this is typical of the kind of praise lavished on the young Uzbek pianist as he has taken the world by storm.
Abduraimov makes regular solo appearances with the symphony orchestras of Boston, Dallas and Leipzig, collaborating with such conductors as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan and Vladimir Jurowski. He has given recitals at the festivals of Verbier, La Roque d’Anthéron and Aspen. He has an exclusive recording contract with Decca Classics.
His debut recital CD was awarded a Choc de Classica and a Diapason Découverte, and his CD of Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky concertos has garnered much acclaim. Abduraimov started playing the piano at the age of five, studying with Tamara Popovich in his native Tashkent.
He completed his training with Stanislav Ioudenitch at the International Center for Music at Park University in Missouri, where he is now artist in residence.
Abduraimov is making his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the 2017–18 season.