Igor Tchetuev was born in Sebastopol (Ukraine) in 1980. He won at the age of 14 the Grand Prix of the International Vladimir Krainev Young Pianists Competition (Ukraine) and was a student of Maestro Krainev. In 1998, at age 18, he was the First Prize Laureate of the Ninth Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and was also voted “Audience Favourite”.
Igor Tchetuev undertakes regular recital tours throughout Europe, and his recordings have received numerous awards; with the violinist Andrey Bielov he has recorded all of Prokofiev’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano on the Naxos label. He also recorded a recital of Romantic Études by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, (Tri-M Classic), the Three Chopin Sonatas (Orfeo), Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Sonatas (Caro Mitis, Russia; Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in Germany, R10 in Classica-Repertoire in France and a magnificent article in Gramophone magazine), and his most recent recordings are of the first five volumes of his Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Caro Mitis, Russia) with rave press reviews, and a Medtner recording with the violinist ChloëHanslip (Hyperion).
1998, 1st Prize, The Arthur Rubinstein Intl. Piano Master Competition, Tel Aviv, Israel