Roustem SAITKOULOV was born in Kazan (Russia) and belongs to the great school of Russian piano. He started to play at age 4 and entered the school affiliated to the Kazan Higher National Conservatory at the age of 6. He continued his studies at the Tchaïkowsky Conservatory in Moscow, then at the Higher School of Music in Munich. He was awarded numerous international piano prizes: Busoni Competition in Bolzano (Italy), UNISA Competition (South African University) in Pretoria, Géza Anda Competition in Zurich (Switzerland), Marguerite Long Competition in Paris (France). He was also the award-winner at Roma Piano Competition and Monte-Carlo Piano Masters in 2003.