Igor Tchetuev was born in Sevastopol (Ukraine) in 1980 and won at the age of 14 the Grand Prix of the International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition and was a student of Maestro Krainev. Igor Tchetuev has recently performed as piano soloist with Orchestre National de France, Mariinsky Orchestra, WDR Orchestra Köln, Halle Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, St Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Bern Philharmonic, NDR Hanover, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Orchester, New Japan Philharmonic, Miami New World Symphony, Orchestre National de Lille, etc. under the guidance of such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Neeme Järvi, Günther Herbig, Semyon Bychkov, Yevgeniy Svetlanov, Vladimir Spivakov, Marc Elder, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Dmitriev, Justus Franz, Maxim Shostakovich, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Maxim Vengerov, Vladimir Sirenko, Vladimir Vakoulsky and many others.
Each year Tchetuev gives a number of appearances in select events for instance, the Saint-Petersburg Festival, the Mariinsky Theatre, the Scala di Milano, the Wigmore Hall, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Festivalde Menton, the Colmar International Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the Klavierfestival Ruhr, the Braunschweig Festival, Sintra Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Zino Francescatti, Paris, Louvre Auritorium, Festival Chopin Paris, Accademia Philharmonica Romana, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier not to mention the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, where he appeared for an evening acclaimed recital (Chopin 24 Etudes).
He gives numerous recitals in France and Europe amongst which, at the Wigmore Hall,Festival de Menton, Husum Festival in Germany, at the Festival de Colmar, Chopin Festival Paris, Lisztomania Festival, the Montpellier Festival, Lille Piano Festival, and plays chamber music at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, also at the Wiener Philharmonie, Prague Rudolfinum, Mariinsky Theatre, Berlin Philharmonie, Scala di Milano, Wiener Staatsoper, etc. accompanying Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Tchetuev brought a genuine thrill – a sound that Neuhaus, Sofronitsky and Richter would have recognised. That indefinable ‘Russian’ quality in the mid-range, the crystalline treble and the defined bass, all combined with a very strong interpretative personality. In a word – glorious!Solo recital, Wigmore Hall, London, Tuesday, May 26, 2009, Classical Music, Rob Pennock
Beaming like a laser, confident yet unaggressive, shining, colourful, structured without being rigid, the work of Igor Tchetuev makes every piece’s vital force emergeAlain Lompech, Le Monde