Upcoming European highlights include the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony, Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio, Philharmonia, Czech Philharmonic and earlier this season he appeared with NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester as part of the Elbphilharmonie opening. In recital he is one of the featured artists for the Junge Wilde series at the Konzerthaus Dortmund and will be presented in recital at the main halls of the Barbican, London and Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
In North America this season’s recitals have included the Stern Auditorium following his debut success at Carnegie Hall in 2015, and for the Cliburn Concerts, Carolina Performing Arts, the Vancouver Recital series. He has appeared in concerts with the Houston Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Minnesota Orchestra, among others. This summer he will appear at the Hollywood Bowl, Blossom and Ravinia Festivals. Forthcoming engagements include San Francisco Symphony and returns to Dallas and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras.
In 2017 Behzod will tour to Asia for performances with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, Beijing and Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and also embark upon a recital tour of Australia.
An award-winning recording artist – his debut recital CD won both the Choc de Classica and the Diapason Découverte – Behzod released his first concerto disc in 2014 on Decca Classics which features Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3 and Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai under Juraj Valčuha.
Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 1990, Behzod began to play the piano at the age of five as a pupil of Tamara Popovich at Uspensky State Central Lyceum in Tashkent. He is an alumnus of Park University’s International Center for Music where he studied with Stanislav Ioudenitch, and now serves as the ICM’s artist-in-residence.