About Me

Upon receiving a BM at the New England Conservatory of Music and MM at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, he has been avid about performing his solo repertoire and expanding chamber repertoire knowledge. Stepan is touring the United States with Sheena Gutierrez as Sotto Amore Duo. It is their mission to bring the music of Piazzolla, Brahms, Beethoven, Shumann, and contemporary composers to audiences worldwide.
His passion of music has ignited interest in collaborating with many composers of new music in Boston, Miami, and San Francisco. The aim is to make new music more accessible to the listeners and give new composers ability to touch people’s hearts and minds with music that have never been seen or heard before.
In addition to working with composers, he performs with various artists including Jorge Saade, and Sheena Gutierrez, as well as groups such as Miami Grands, and Sotto Amore Duo. Along with Sheena Gutierrez, violinist, he has formed the Sotto Amore Duo in 2011 to inspire people with their love and passion for music. They will be on their fourth annual tour in the summer of 2014.
Stepan began his studies at an early age at Ukrainian National Music School No.10. In 1999, he moved to California with his family, where he continued his studies with Anna and Viktor Polonsky, founders of the Polonsky Piano School - The Russian School of Music in Northern California, and later with Dr. Michael Schmitz, head of the Piano Department at Notre Dame de Namur University. Stepan received a Bachelor of Music Degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in 2010, where he was a scholarship student under direction of Patricia Zander and Veronica Jochum. In 2014 he completed his Master's Degree program at San Francisco Conservatory of Music with scholarship under the direction of Paul Hersh. He is now serving as President of Classical Virtuosi of Miami.

Contact Details

Stepan Rudenko
Miami, FL 33137 US
(650) 576-4267

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Tour Schedule

Frost School of Music Grad Recital

Coral Gables, FL April 15th @ 11AM

Sotto Amore Duo will be perfroming a variety program at the University of Miami Frost School of Music Clarke Recital Hall.
Saturday, April 15th at 11 AM
FREE Admission

First Presbyterian Church of Miami

Miami, FL TBA

Sotto Amore Duo will be perfroming Respighi, Mozart, Brahms, and Piazzolla program in the heart of Brickell. This program is full of passion, excitement and Latin flavor. Enjoy a night out with a performance that will leave you breathless.
Saturday, April 21st at 8PM
FREE Admission (Suggested Donation $20)
FREE Parking at the Church provided

Corpus Christi Catholic Church

Miami, FL April 21st at 8pm

Hear Sotto Amore Duo perfroming Vivaldi Seasons with Harpsicord in contrast to Piazzolla Seasons Trio at this breath taking venue.

FREE Parking at the Church provided


Presented by Miami Piano Circle at the New World Center, Miami, FL May 13th, 2017 @ 8pm

Miami Piano Circle will premiere GALT at the New World Center May 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. GALT, composed by Peter J. Learn, is inspired by the Ayn Rand 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged and written in the unusual format of an ‘orchestra’ of ten pianos and two percussionists playing simultaneously, complemented with panoramic video and imagery, taking you on a stunning musical and visual journey. Experience the heroism of GALT portrayed by powerful music. 
Make sure you get a seat - reserve your tickets early (now)! Call 305 673 3331 or visit www.newworldcenter.com


Private Piano Studio

All Ages and All Levels Miami, Florida

With over eight years experience and several Conservatory degrees, I enjoy teaching students of all ages and levels. With a unique program, every lesson is custom fit to the needs of the individual student, whether the students wants to learn just for fun, or to be at a competitive level.

Lessons will vary based on level of the student.

  • Beginner level will focus on technique, scales, and easy piano pieces.
  • Intermediate level will focus on technique, scales, basic theory, and some challenging pieces.
  • Advance level will focus on technique, scales, theory, solfege, ear training, and intensive work on wide range of music.
  • Rate: contact me for more information

    Studio located in Miami, FL

    Quotes to Live by

    • Earth without "Art" is just "Eh".

    • Without music, life would be a mistake.

      Friedrich Nietzsche

    Get In Touch.

    To contact me for performances, gigs, piano lessons, or any other comments and questions, please send email to stepan.rudenko@gmail.com.