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Boris Kuschnir
violinist

Boris Kuschnir

Biography

Boris Kuschnir was born in Kiev in 1948 and studied the violin at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire with Boris Belenky and chamber music with Valentin Berlinsky of the Borodin Quartet. His many encounters with Dmitri Shostakovich and David Oistrach (with whom he also studied), had a lasting influence on his artistic development. He was a founder member of the Moscow String Quartet, with which he played for nine years. He has also founded the Vienna Schubert Trio and the Vienna Brahms Trio, and has made numerous recordings for labels including EMI (complete Mozart's Piano trios) and Naxos (Schumann's complete works for Piano trio) and has won numerous prizes at international violin and chamber music competitions (Paris, Belgrade, Sion, Trapani, Bratislava, Florence, Trieste, Hamburg). Since 2002 he has also been a member of the Kopelman Quartet.

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