Rustam Khanmurzin is a former Constant and Kit Lambert Junior Fellow at Royal College of Music where he studied with Ian Jones and Kathron Sturrok. He appeared in number of festivals in such venues as St John’s Smith Square, Victoria and Albert Museum, Pushkin House, Starr Cinema (Tate Modern), Cadogan Hall, St Lawrence Jewry, etc, also performing for Berlioz Society, Consort and Boodles Clubs, and in cities of Russia, France, Italy, Spain and Germany. His major awards now include the 1st Prize at RCM Concerto Competition 2019 and 3rd Prize at Clamo International Piano Competition. In November 2019 Rustam joined the Young Artists’ Programme of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.
Rustam Khanmurzin started his music education in Surgut, Russia, with Irina Bukanina, and continued his studies at Central Music School, and then at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory with Alexander Mndoyants. He made his concerto debut with the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra at the Moscow Soloists Festival where he was awarded a title of Laureate for an outstanding performance of the 2nd Piano Concerto by Chopin. In 2012 in South Korea the First Lady of Poland presented Rustam with the Silver medal of the 2nd Asia-Pacific Chopin Piano Competition. In 2013 the Melodiya Lable launched Anthology of Piano Music by Russian and Soviet Composers CD Series with Rustam’s recordings of pieces by Tchaikovsky, as well as Rachmaninoff: Transcriptions for Flute and Piano was released in 2020 – CD album with Ekaterina Kornishina. Twice Rustam won the Presidential Award for Talented Youth; in 2015 he was awarded with the PianoForum Magazine Award and Russian Music Union Prize ‘for a brilliant performance at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory’.
Along with his solo pathway Rustam is also widely recognized as an emerging collaborative pianist. In 2015-2017 he worked as an opera répétiteur at Russian University of Theatre Arts; also in spring and summer season 2017 he was invited to prestigious Sirius Centre in Sochi to coach young instrumentalists – rising stars of Russian music stage. His recent competition success includes First Prize at Brooks-van der Pump English Song Competition and Titanic Memoriam Piano Prize at Lies Askonas Competition in 2019. Moreover, Rustam Khanmurzin proudly serves as an official accompanist for the UK Russian Song Festival and Contest at Cadogan Hall.