Stanislav Ioudenitch has captured the imagination of the music world for his individuality and musical depth, and he has garnered notable successes in music competitions including the Gold Medal in the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. The Cliburn Competition launched a career that has taken Ioudenitch around the world for appearances with major orchestras in many of the world’s important musical venues, including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Fort Worth’s Bass Hall, Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the International House of Music in Moscow, the Great Hall of St Petersburg Philharmonic, Verdi Conservatory in Milan, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, Oriental Art Center in Shanghai and the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing. He has appeared at major festivals including Festival International de Piano de la Roque d’Anthéron, Aspen Music Festival, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, and many others.
Ioudenitch has collaborated with a wide range of international conductors including James Conlon, Mikhail Pletnev, Asher Fisch, Vladimir Spivakov, Günther Herbig, Pavel Kogan, James DePreist, Michael Stern, Stefan Sanderling, Carl St Clair and Justus Franz. He has worked with such orchestras as the National Symphony in Washington DC, Munich Philhamonic, Rochester Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Russia, Fort Worth Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and numerous others. He has also performed with the Takács, Prazák and Borromeo string quartets and is a founding member of the Park Piano Trio.
Ioudenitch has recorded with Harmonia Mundi and Academy labels and has collaborated with the imminent producer Thomas Frost on a recording of Stravinsky’s Trois Mouvements de Petrouchka. He also appeared in Playing on the Edge, Peter Rosen’s Peabody Award-winning documentary for PBS about the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition, and in Rosen’s historical documentary The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold. Ioudenitch currently serves as Professor of Piano at Park University and Artistic Director of the International Center for Music. He also serves on the faculty of the International Piano Academy Lake Como, and is continually invited to teach masterclasses around the world. He is also co-founder of the Ioudenitch Academy of Music and Arts. Among his former and current students and masterclass participants are winners of major international competitions and artists with major careers, including Behzod Abduraimov, Francois Dumont, Benjamin Moser and Severin von Eckardstein.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch studied at the Uspensky School of Music in Tashkent, Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofia in Madrid, and the International Piano Academy Lake Como, “The International Piano Foundation ‘Theo Lieven’” in Italy, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the UMKC Conservatory of Music. A former student of Natalia Vasinkina and Dmitri Bashkirov, he also studied with Karl Ulrich Schnabel, William Grant Naboré, Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts’ong and Rosalyn Tureck, among others.