About this Artist
Behzod Abduraimov has worked with leading orchestras worldwide. These include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, NHK Symphony and Leipzig Gewandhaus orchestras, and prestigious conductors including Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Manfred Honeck, Vasily Petrenko, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrůša, and Vladimir Jurowski.
Following his spectacular debut at the BBC Proms with the Münchner Philharmoniker under Gergiev in July 2016, Behzod immediately returned in July 2017. This was followed by his debuts at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden and Rheingau Musik Festivals.
Upcoming European highlights include the Lucerne Festival, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester, Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic, and BBC Symphony orchestras. Recent notable dates include NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester as part of the Elbphilharmonie opening, and the London Symphony Orchestra. In recital, he is one of the featured artists for the Junge Wilde series at the Konzerthaus Dortmund and will be presented in recital at the main halls of the Barbican in London and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Behzod will also collaborate in recital with cellist Truls Mørk, which will take them on tour in Europe and the U.S.
In North America, Behzod appears at the Hollywood Bowl, and Blossom and Ravinia Festivals. He makes his debut with the San Francisco Symphony and returns to both the Dallas and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Last season, Behzod gave his Stern Auditorium recital following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015 and has appeared in concerts with the Houston Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and the Minnesota Orchestra.
An award-winning recording artist – his debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte – Behzod released his first concerto disc in 2014 on the Decca Classics label, featuring Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Behzod began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and he now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.