Boris Berezovsky

  • Piano
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Boris Berezovsky has established a great reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician gifted with a unique insight and a great sensitivity. Born in Moscow, Boris Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze and privately with Alexander Satz. Subsequent to his London debut at the 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 Tchaïkovsky Competition in Moscow. Boris Berezovsky is regularly invited by the most prominent orchestras including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Philharmonia of London, Orchestra Santa Cecilia Roma, New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, Munich Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and so on. Boris Berezovsky is often invited to the most prestigious international recital series : The Berlin Philharmonic Piano series, the Concertgebouw International piano series and the Royal Festival Hall International Piano series in London, to great stages such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Royal Festival Hall of London, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Konzerthaus of Vienna, the Megaron in Athens, as well as to the most famous international festivals among which Verbier, Salzbourg, or la Roque d’Anthéron. With Teldec, Boris Berezovksy has recorded works of Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Medtner, Ravel and the complete Liszt Transcendental Studies. 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, The BBC Music Magazine and the Sunday Independent. Boris Berezovsky also won the BBC Music Magazine Awards in March 2006 as Best Instrumentalist. His solo live recording Chopin/Godowsky was highly praised. His next engagements include, among others, concerts with : Russian National Rochestra/ Mikhail Pletnev, Orchestre de Paris/Andreï Boreyko, Les Siècles/François-Xavier Roth, Hong Kong Philharmonic/Jaap Van Zweden…, tours in Asia with the NHK Symphony Orchestra, in Europe with the Deutsches Symphony-Orchester/Tugan Sokhiev, in Russia (Mariinsky…) with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra/Dimitri Liss, recitals and chamber music in the most prestigious halls and festivals (Royal Festival Hall of London, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Suntory Hall of Tokyo…). Boris Berezovsky took over the work of his friend Brigitte Engerer becoming artistic director of the Festival Pianoscope Beauvais.