Boris Vadimovitch Berezovsky

Russian pianist (born January 4, 1969, in Moscow)

Thanks to the quality and power of his technique, Boris Berezovsky is considered one of the most brilliant virtuoso pianists in Russia. He studied in Moscow in the purest Russian tradition of rigour, and he renewed bonds with romantic virtuosity.

Boris Berezovsky started playing the piano at the age of five. Later, he entered the Moscow Conservatory studying with Eliso Virsaladze. He made his debut in London at the age of 19 and went on performing in Leipzig and Dresden during a tour of the Leningrad Symphonic Orchestra. In 1990, he was awarded the Gold Medal during the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, thus launching his career.  He has been performing with prestigious orchestras and conductors: The London Philharmonic Orchestra with Leonard Slatkin, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra with Dmitri Kitayenko, The Danish National Symphony Orchestra with Leif Segerstam, or also the Ural Orchestra with which he performs regularly. He also performed recitals all over the world: in London, Berlin, Amsterdam, Salzburg, Montreal, Vienna, Budapest, Tokyo. In France, he is very well like by the audience ofThéâtre des Champs-Elysées, and the same is true with Salle Pleyel or at la Roque d’Anthéron.

His recordings have all been acclaimed by critics: Chopin (the complete Etudes for piano), Ravel (Gaspard de la nuit, Sonatine, La Valse…), Liszt (Concertos for piano). He started a collaboration with violinist Vadim Repin for the recording of sonatines by Prokofiev, Ravel and Medtner, and also founded a trio with violinist Dmitri Makhtin and cellist Alexander Kniazev. In 2004, the three musicians recorded the Trio op 50 “In memory of a great artist” by Tchaikovsky on video. They receive the 4 stars Diapason d'Or award for this DVD and their work was presented on ARTE TV channel. In the same year, their Shostakovich and Rachmaninoff CD was widely lauded by the international press. In 2006, Berezovsky recorded Chopin/Godowsky Etudes. The following year, he discovered the music of Karol Beffa. He was so amazed that he commissioned the composer for a concert, which premiered in 2009.

Six landmark dates in the life of Boris Berezovsky

1985: Awarded by the Concours National d’Ufa

1988: Made his debut at Wigmore Hall in London

1990: Awarded the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow

1991: American debuts in Fort Worth,Texas

2004: Made a DVD dedicated to Tchaikovsky

2009: Creation of Concerto for Piano by Karol Beffa

Biography from the music document database