Stanislav Ioudenitch has garnered notable successes in music competitions including the gold medal at the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2001. The Van 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, the Gasteig in Munich, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, Mariinsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Oriental Art Cenfot ter in Shanghai, and the “Forbidden City” Concert Hall in Beijing. He has appeared at major festivals including the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron in France, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Ruhr Music Festival in Germany.
Ioudenitch has collaborated with a wide range of international conductors including James Conlon, Valery Gergiev, Mikhail Pletnev, Asher Fisch, Vladimir Spivakov, Günther Herbig, Pavel Kogan, James DePreist, Michael Stern, Stefan Sanderling, Carl St. Clair, and Justus Frantz, and with such orchestras as the National Symphony in Washington, D.C., Munich Philharmonic, Mariinsky Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, National Philharmonic of Russia, Fort Worth Symphony, and Kansas City Symphony. 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 the Harmonia Mundi and Academy labels and has collaborated with the imminent producer Thomas Frost on a recording of Stravinsky’s Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka. 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.
In addition to concert performances, Ioudenitch has held a lifelong passion for teaching.
Ioudenitch is on the faculty of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and he also teaches and serves as artistic director at the International Center for Music, Park University. Abroad, he is on the faculty of the International Piano Academy Lake Como and the Lake Como Summer Piano School.
Ioudenitch is continually invited to teach master classes around the world. Among his former and current students and master class participants are winners of major international competitions and artists with outstanding careers, such as Behzod Abduraimov, Kenny Broberg, Andrey Gugnin, Yuntian Liu, Benjamin Moser, and Severin von Eckardstein, among others.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Ioudenitch studied at the Uspensky School of Music in Tashkent, the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid, the International Piano Foundation Theo Lieven (Lake Como, 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, Rosalyn Tureck, Sergai Babayan, and Robert Weirich.