Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Mr. Abduraimov began studying piano at age five. In 2009, he won first prize at the London International Piano Competition. He has since performed with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
This season, he appears with Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Czech Philharmonic, Vienna Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Radio Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Belgian National Orchestra, and NHK Symphony. Last season, Mr. Abduraimov made his third appearance at the BBC Proms, and also returned to Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Queensland Symphony, and West Australian Symphony. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in March 2018 as a Shenson Young Artist.
Mr. Abduraimov recently released a recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition with Alpha Classics, and previously recorded Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini on Rachmaninoff’s own piano for Sony Classical, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Concertgebouw Orchestra for RCO Live. Both recordings were nominated for Opus Klassik awards in multiple categories. His 2012 debut CD of Liszt, Saint-Saëns, and Prokofiev for Decca Classics won the Choc de Classica and Diapason Découverte, and his first concerto album for Decca included Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No. 1.