Igor Tchetuev was born in Sebastopol (Ukraine) in 1980 and 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". From 2014-2016, Igor Tchetuev was the guest of Orchestre National de Bordeaux (Beethoven n°3), Bilbao Symphony Orchestra under Günter Neuhold (Tchaikovsky Concerto n°1), Russian National Philharmonic under Ken-David Masur (Beethoven Triple Concerto), Orchestre Pasdeloup in Salle Pleyel (Beethoven concerto n°3), Prague Symphony Orchestra (Beethoven 4 & Tchaikovsky n°1), Orchestre National de Montpellier (Tchaikovsky n°1/Ari Rasilainen), Orchestre Philharmonique de Marseille (Rachmaninov n°3/Adrian Prabava).
He gives numerous recitals in France and Europe which include his return to the White Nights Festival in Saint-Petersburg where he performs a solo recital and duo with Ferruccio Furlanetto. He is at the Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau, Festival de Menton, Festival de Colmar, Chopin Festival Paris, Montpellier Festival, Lille Piano Festival, and plays chamber music at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, also at the Prague Rudolfinum, Mariinsky Theatre, Berlin Philharmonie, Scala di Milano, Wiener Staatsoper, Opera Garnier, Paris, accompanying Ferruccio Furlanetto.
Igor Tchetuev has recently performed as piano soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, WDR Orchestra Köln, Halle Orchestra, Moscow Virtuosi, St Petersburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, Polish National Orchestra, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, Bern Philharmonic, NDR Hanover, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Dortmund Orchester, New Japan Philharmonic, Miami New World Symphony and Orchestre National de Lille, under such conductors as Evgueni Svetlanov, Valery Gergiev, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, Günther Herbig, Vladimir Spivakov, Marc Elder, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos, Maxim Vengerov, Alexander Dmitriev, Justus Franz, Maxim Shostakovich, Jean-Yves Ossonce, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Vladimir Sirenko and Vladimir Vakoulsky.
He plays chamber music with cellist Xavier Phillips, violinists Valery Sokolov, David Grimal, Fanny Clamagirand, Chloë Hanslip and Andrei Bielov, oboist Alexei Ogrintchouk, and the Szymanowski Quartet.
Each year Tchetuev gives a number of appearances in select events, for instance the Saint-Petersburg Festival, the Mariinsky Theatre, La Scala di Milano, the Berlin Philharmonie, Wiener Staatsoper, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Festival de Menton, Colmar International Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Klavierfestival Ruhr, Braunschweig Festival, Sintra Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Zino Francescatti, Paris, Louvre Auritorium, Festival Chopin Paris, Accademia Philharmonica Romana, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier not to mention the festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, where he appeared for an acclaimed recital.
Igor Tchetuev makes then regular recital tours in Europe and his recordings have received numerous awards: Prokofiev violin Sonatas with the violinist Andrei Bielov (Naxos), “Romantic Etudes” with Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin, (Tri-M Classic), Three Chopin Sonatas (Orfeo), “Alfred Schnittke: Complete Piano Sonatas” (Caro Mitis, Russia) (Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik in Germany, R10 in Classica-Repertoire in France and a magnificent article in Gramophone Magazine) and his last recordings are the first five volumes of his Complete Beethoven Sonatas (Caro Mitis, Russia) with fabulous press critics, and a Medtner recording with the violinist Chloe Hanslip (Hyperion).