兰乔圣菲文化合作的美国知名钢琴家、哈特福德大学哈特学院钢琴系教授 Paul Rutman。他曾在世界各大知名音乐厅演奏，包括纽约卡耐基音乐厅、芝加哥管弦音乐厅、洛杉矶大使会堂、莫斯科大礼堂、圣彼得堡肖斯塔科维奇爱乐厅、巴黎香榭丽舍剧院、布鲁塞尔艺术中心、荷兰阿姆斯特丹音乐厅。曾在莫斯科、圣彼得堡、基辅、圣保罗体育场、阿姆斯特丹、巴黎、斯特拉斯堡 以及布鲁塞尔乐团任独奏家。他也曾与很多知名指挥家包括Gennadi Rojhdestvensky、Mariss Janssons、Evgeny Svetlanov、Eleazar de Carvalho、Theodore Gushelbauer等人合作。Eugene Ormandy 曾写评论说“即使在今天最优秀的钢琴家中，Paul Rutman也能脱颖而出。他是当今无愧的最优秀的钢琴家之一。”
Rutman先生早期师从维也纳钢琴名家Robert Goldsand的妻子Simon Barere夫人并荣获富布莱特和扶轮奖学金资助，来到欧洲在巴黎音乐学院师从Jacques Février并就读英国皇家音乐学院。之后他在纽约茱莉亚学院师从Sasha Gorodnitzki。他还是茱莉亚学院第一个被授予博士学位的钢琴家。
《芝加哥太阳时报》的Robert C. Marsh曾写道“每位杰出的艺术家都很特别，但是如果非要对比一下，我倾向于将Rutman比作美国的贝尔曼，他是少有的保留了传统特色的钢琴艺术家。今晚最能说明他水平的作品是他演奏的舒伯特的“音乐瞬间”。这首作品需要展现出优雅的旋律，而Rutman则很完美地诠释了这些”。《洛杉矶时报》评论称：“Paul Rutman 展示了钢琴领域的所有可能。他的表演汪洋恣肆却又掌控力十足，丰饶的音色、圆润的旋律，质朴而又激动人心。”他曾在俄罗斯文化部的邀请下进行巡演，俄罗斯《Sovietskaya Musica》评论说“Rutman的演奏为莫斯科的听众们留下瑰丽的艺术珍宝”。
Rutman曾与 Sony Classical、Columbia、Vox、Melodya、T.V.A.C. Beijing、Musical Heritage等唱片公司合作录音。他的录音作品《俄罗斯钢琴音乐集》荣获该年“最佳录音奖”。《立体声评论》杂志曾评论说“Paul Rutman是俄-美壮丽风格的顶级代表，他有钢铁般的手指并深得斯拉夫人文化精髓。”他的新CD——“Paul Rutman莫斯科现场集”由 Sony Classical唱片公司发行。
Paul Rutman has performed in the world's major concert halls including Carnegie Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Los Angeles' Ambassador Auditorium, The Great Hall in Moscow, Shostakovitch Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg, Le Têatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, The Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, The Concertgebouw in Holland, and as soloist with the Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Bucharest, Estado de Sao Paolo, Amsterdam, Paris O.R.T.F., Strasbourg, and Brussels Philharmonics. He has appeared with leading conductors including Gennadi Rojhdestvensky, Mariss Janssons, Evgeny Svetlanov, Eleazar de Carvalho, and Theodore Gushelbauer. Eugene Ormandy wrote of his playing, "Even among the many fine pianists before the public today, Paul Rutman stands out. He is definitely one of the truly outstanding pianists."
Mr. Rutman received his early training with Mrs. Simon Barere, wife of the celebrated Russian pianist, and the Viennese virtuoso, Robert Goldsand. Both Fulbright and Rotary Fellowships took him to Europe where he worked with Jacques Février at The Paris Conservatoire as well as at The Royal Academy of Music in London. He completed his studies at The Juilliard School in New York with Sasha Gorodnitzki. Mr. Rutman was the first pianist to be the recipient of a doctoral degree from The Juilliard School.
A laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and The Marguerite Long Competition in Paris, Mr. Rutman's performances have won critical acclaim in both the United States and abroad. The New York Times described him with the headline, "A Winning American Pianist," and said of his artistry, "A quite beautiful performance. Rutman represents his generation with virtuoso playing and no small measure of sensitivity."
In Chicago, Robert C. Marsh of The Chicago Sun-Times wrote: "Every distinguished artist is an individual, but if comparisons are offered, I am inclined to regard Rutman as America's reply to Lazar Berman. He is an old-fashioned fire-eating virtuoso. But the telling work of the evening was Schubert's Moments Musicaux. It had to sing and offer a touch of melodic grace, and Rutman beautifully brought those qualities to it." The Los Angeles Times stated: “Paul Rutman disclosed the full scope of his pianistic abilities. It was an uninhibited performance, but one strongly controlled, lavish in the precise application of color, mellow in lyrical moments, propulsive in action, and exciting in bravura abandon.” And in Russia, where he has toured extensively at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Culture, Sovietskaya Musica stated, "Rutman left the Moscow auditorium with rare jewels of interpretation."
Mr. Rutman has recorded for Sony Classical, Columbia, Vox, Melodya, T.V.A.C. Beijing, and Musical Heritage. His recording, Russian Piano Music, won a prize as Best Recording of The Year. Stereo Review wrote: “Paul Rutman is a superb representative of that heroic Russian-American style of keyboard grandeur. Rutman has fingers of steel but a Slavic soul.”
His new CD, Paul Rutman Live In Moscow is being released by Sony Classical.
Mr. Rutman made his Carnegie Hall debut in Isaac Stern Auditorium.The headline of The New York Daily News read: "Rutman: Big New Piano Find" and continued: "Rutman is a crazily wonderful recreative performer whose artistic cousin is Vladimir Horowitz."