NOVEMBER 28, 2023

Behzod Abduraimov, piano

Principal Underwriter:  Bob Bond in memory of Kathy Bond
Principal Underwriter: Vesta Lee Gordon Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation in honor of Karen Pellón

“Behzod Abduraimov has the magic touch”
— The Times (London)


Franck (Trans. BAUER)Prélude, Fugue and Variations, Op. 18
SaidaminovaThe Wall of Ancient Bukhara
RavelGaspard de la Nuit
Florence PriceFantasie nègre No. 1 in E Minor
ProkofievRomeo and Juliet: Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 75

Artist Biography

Behzod Abduraimov’s performances combine an immense depth of musicality with phenomenal technique and breath-taking delicacy. He performs with renowned orchestras worldwide including Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, San Francisco Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris and Concertgebouworkest, and with prestigious conductors such as Juraj Valčuha, Vasily Petrenko, Lorenzo Viotti, James Gaffigan, Jakub Hrůša, Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Gustavo Dudamel.

2022/23 European performances include concerts with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, SWR Symphonieorchester, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Philharmonia Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and as part of Belgian National Orchestra’s Rachmaninov Festival. In North America Behzod will return to The Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic amongst others. He will also return to NHK Symphony Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda to perform Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.2. Other conductor collaborations include Semyon Bychkov, Karina Canellakis, Constantinos Carydis, Aziz Shokhakimov and Xian Zhang.