In the midst of 7-year and 14-album collaboration with BIS Records, all his recordings to date have met with unprecedented critical acclaim. His release of works by Scriabin was chosen CD of the Year by The Daily Telegraph, CD of the Month by BBC Music Magazine, and was awarded the MIDEM Classical Award for best solo instrument CD at Cannes.
Sudbin has performed in many of the world's finest venues, both in recital and with orchestra. In Sudbin's recent recitals include appearances at Tonhalle (Zurich), Wigmore Hall Master Series (London), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), San Francisco Performances, the Gilmore International Piano Festival, and ProArte Musical (Montreal and Puerto Rico). Orchestral engagements last season included performances of Scriabin's Piano Concerto with the London Philharmonic under Neeme Järvi, and Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Philharmonia under Sokhiev, both at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and his debut at the Mostly Mozart Festival under Osmo Vänskä at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall, New York. Earlier this season he performed in the Southbank International Piano Series in London and in the Master Pianist Series at the main Concertgebouw Hall, Amsterdam.
Other recent engagements with orchestra include performances with the Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, the Tonhalle Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Sudbin's performance of Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 1 with the BBC Philharmonic under Tortelier at the 2008 BBC Proms was described by The Daily Telegraph as "sublime."
Sudbin has performed at music festivals throughout the world including the Aspen Festival, La Roque d'Antheron, and he is a frequent participant at the Verbier Festival in Switzerland. In 2008-09, Sudbin embarked on recording the complete cycle of Beethoven concertos for BIS. This is a multi-year undertaking in collaboration with the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä, and the first of these recordings has just been released to overwhelming critical acclaim. Concert plans for the immediate future include début appearances with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, and recordings with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Bergen Philharmonic as well as performances in Australia and New Zealand.
© Mark Harrison