Roustem Saitkoulov performs regularly as a soloist with many top orchestras: the Royal Philharmonic, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Prague Symphony Orchestra, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, the Orchestra della RAI in Turin, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, and the Tokyo New City Symphony Orchestra. He has played as soloist on many tours by the St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra under Yuri Temirkanov.
Roustem Saitkoulov has given recitals in Russia, China, Japan, Argentina, Chile, the United States, Canada, and South Africa. He performs frequently in major venues, such as Wigmore Hall in London, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre du Châtelet, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Tonhalle, Zurich, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Moscow International House of Music, the Philharmonic Society of St Petersburg, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Osaka Symphony Hall, and the Concert Hall of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
He has taken part in numerous music events, such as the International Piano Festival at La Roque d’Anthéron, Septembre Musical in Montreux, the Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse, the Festival de Radio France-Montpellier, the Printemps des Arts, Monte-Carlo, the Festival de Musique, Menton, the Festival International at Colmar, the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia-Bergamo, the Bologna Festival, the Sagra Malatestiana in Rimini, the Merano Festival, and the Piano Festival in Yokohama.
Many of his concerts have been broadcast on the radio by France Musique, Radio Classique, Espace 2, DRS 2, RTSI, and on TV by stations such as France 2 (programme hosted by J.-F. Zygel), France 3 (Alain Duault), France 5, Mezzo, and the international station, 3 Sat.
Roustem Saitkoulov has released a large number of CDs, with EMI Classics and Dinemec Classics, in particular. He has recently recorded the two Chopin concertos with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for Master Chord Records, as well as Shostakovich’s Concerto no. 1 and a concerto by the contemporary Estonian composer Jaan Raats with the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie for IndéSens.
Roustem Saitkoulov is also frequently involved in chamber music. Regularly partnering Maxim Vengerov, he has also played in the company of Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Pierre Amoyal, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Olivier Charlier, Xavier Phillips, Laurent Korcia, Svetlin Roussev, François Salque, Mayuko Kamio, and Sayaka Shoji.