Boris Berezovsky, piano
(c) Juri Bogomaz


Marina Bower



© Juri Bogomaz

Boris Berezovsky



A player of dazzling virtuosity and a refined poet, Boris Berezovsky is the truest moving Russian pianist.

Born in Moscow in 1969, Boris Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze and privately with Alexander Satz. He made a stunning debut in London in 1988 at the Wigmore Hall and in 1990 won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow where he played with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman and the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov.

In 1991 Boris Berezovsky made his American debut at Fort Worth in Texas and in France at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris.

Since then, he performs regularly in recital series and venues world-wide : London, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Munich, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Montréal, Vienna, Bern, Budapest, Prague, Tokyo; Berlin Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Paris Philharmonie, Royal Festival Hall in London, Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Megaron in Athens. In 2006, he was awarded “Best Instrumentalist of the year” by the BBC Music Magazine Awards. 29th November 2016 saw his return to New York Carnegie Hall.

He is also invited to numerous festivals such as the ones of Gstaad, La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, Bergamo Brescia, Salzburg, Folle Journée de Nantes and Folle Journée Japan.

He works as concerto soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Royal Concertgebouw, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle, Mariinsky Theatre, Santa Cecilia Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra as well as the symphonic orchestras of Dallas, Bolchoï and Birmingham and the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin, Saint-Petersburg, Los Angeles, New York, Monte-Carlo, Munich, Radio France; with the conductors Antonio Pappano, Yuri Temirkanov, Alexander Vedernikov, Leif Segerstam, Dmitri Kitaenko, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Slatkin, Dimitri Liss and Kurt Masur…

In chamber music, Boris Berezovsky plays with Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, Alexandre Gindin, Michael Collins, Henri Demarquette, Michael Guttman, Alexandre Melnikov, as well as the Borodine, Britten, Endellion and Takacs quartets. For many years, he was the faithful partner of Brigitte Engerer. His trio, with Alexander Kniazev and Dmitri Makhtin, perfoms at the highest level.

Last season, he performed the concertos of Brahms, Stravinsky, or Beethoven in a configuration that he experiences and particularly likes: namely concerts with orchestra without conductor. Mirare released his latest album, recorded with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra-Evgeny Svetlanov without conductor and dedicated to the Brahms and Stravinsky concertos, on 26 January 2018.

Boris Berezovsky also recorded at Teldec Classics International, Philips, Mirare, Simax and Warner Classics pieces by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Liadov, Tchaïkovsky, Shostakovitch, Medtner, Liszt, Beethoven and Mendelssohn trios with Dmitri Makhtin and Alexander Kniazev. For most of his recordings, he received Diapason d’or, Choc de la Musique, Gramophone and Echo Classic awards.

In 2014 he was appointed Artistic Director of the “Music of the Earth” Festival in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Press quote:

Here, surely, we have the truest successor to the great Russian pianists. Gramophone