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Boris Berezovsky

Boris Berezovsky

Boris Berezovsky has established a reputation as one of the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician gifted with a unique insight and great sensitivity.

Born in Moscow, Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory and made his London début at Wigmore Hall in 1988. The Times described him as “an artist of exceptional promise, a player of dazzling virtuosity and formidable power”. Two years later he won the Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.

He is regularly invited by the most prominent orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Philharmonia Orchestra (London), New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. He made his début with the Berlin Philharmonic in 2012. Among conductors with whom he has collaborated are Kurt Masur, Charles Dutoit, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alexander Lazarev.

Berezovsky is often invited to the most prestigious international recitals series: the Berlin Philharmonic piano series, Concertgebouw International Piano Series and the Royal Festival Hall International Piano Series in London, and to such great stages as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris and the Vienna Konzerthaus.

With Teldec, he has recorded works by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Ravel and Liszt. His recording of the Rachmaninov sonatas was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and his Ravel disc was recommended by Le Monde de la Musique, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine and Independent on Sunday. Boris Berezovsky also won the BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2006.

In 2004, with Warner Classics International, the Berezovsky Trio recorded an album of works by Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, and won the Choc de la Musique award in France, the Gramophone award in the UK and the Echo Classic 2005 in Germany. His solo live recording of the Chopin/Godowsky Etudes, released in 2006, received the Diapason d'Or and the RTL d'Or.