Boris Berezovsky

Born April 1, 1969 in Moscow (Russia).

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Boris Berezovsky has established a remarkable reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianist and as a musician of unique insight and sensitivity.

Born in Moscow in 1969, Boris Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatoire with Eliso Virsaladze and privately with Alexander Satz. Following his London debut at the Wigmore Hall in 1988, The Times praised his performance. Two years later, he won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Boris Berezovsky works regularly as concerto soloist with famous orchestras including the Philharmonia of London with Leonard Slatkin, The New York Philharmonic with Kurt Masur, The Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra with Leif Segerstam, The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Dmitri Kitaenko, NDR Hamburg, New Japan Philharmonic, Cities of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Dallas and the BBC, Orchestre National de France.

Boris Berezovsky’s recent recordings of the complete Beethoven Concertos with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra with Thomas Dausgaard were greeted with high acclaim from the press. He also made a considerable number of records for Teldec including solo discs of works by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Medtner, Ravel and the complete Liszt Transcendental Studies. His recording of the Rachmaninov Sonata was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and his Ravel disc was specially recommended by Le Monde de la Musique, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine and the Independent on Sunday.

Boris Berezovsky is winner of the BBC Music Magazine Awards in March 2006. In recital and as a chamber musician Boris Berezovsky performs regularly in recitals and festivals world-wide including the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Series and the Concertgebouw International Piano Series, Verbier Festival, La Roque d’Anthéron among others. In May 2005 he had his first solo recital in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. He has a strong partnership with Vadim Repin, Brigitte Engerer, Dmitri Makhtin, Alexander Kniazev but also other distinguished colleagues including Julian Rachlin, Michael Collins, Ralph Kirshbaum, Boris Pergamenschikow.

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