Jan Rautio was born in Russia, grew up in London and was a scholar at both the Royal College of Music and at the Royal Academy of Music. His work as a pianist, composer and conductor has taken him to many performance venues across the UK, Europe, Russia and the USA. He has given numerous live broadcasts on BBC Radio 3 together with the Rautio Piano Trio, having established a reputation as a critically acclaimed chamber musician with the latter.
Jan is the Music Director of the ‘Diversity’ chamber choir. As their conductor he led them in performances in London’s St Paul’s Cathedral, Gasteig Philharmonie in Munich and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, amongst others. His recent compositions include Gloria, laus et honor for choir and a chamber ensemble, and his first String Quartet.
In 2017 he was made Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his services to music life in the UK.