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 Philharmonia of London, the New York Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Danish National Radio Symphony, the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Hamburg Orchestra, the Residentie Orkest, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France.
Boris Berezovsky is often invited to the most prestigious international recitals series : The Berlin Philharmonic Piano serie, Concertgebouw International piano serie and the Royal Festival Hall Internatinal Piano series in London, to the great stages as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Palace of fine Arts in Brussells, the Konzerthaus of Vienna, the Megaron in Athena… and to the most famous internatonal festivals in Verbier, Salzbourg, la Roque d’Anthéron.
His partners in Chamber Music are Brigitte Engerer, Vadim Repin, Dmitri Makhtin, and Alexander Kniazev.
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.
In August 2004, the DVD of The Tchaïkovsky Pieces for piano, violin and cello and Trio Elegiaque “A La Mémoire d’un grand artiste” recorded by the Trio B.Berezovsky, D.Makhtin, A.Kniazev received the Diapason d’Or. The DVD was broadcasted on the TV channels ARTE and NHK in Japan.
In October 2004, with Warner Classics International, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Kniazev and Dmitri Makhtin recorded the Shostakovitch Trio n°2 and Rachmaninov Trio Elégiaque n°2, which were awarded Choc de la Musique in France, the Gramophone in England, and the Echo Classic 2005 in Germany. His solo live recording Chopin/Godowsky which got released in January 2006, received the Diapason d’Or and the RTL d’Or.
With Mirare Harmonia Mundi, Boris Berezovsky recorded the Rachmaninov Preludes as well as the complete Rachmaninov Piano concertos with the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitri Liss, and another CD for two pianos dedicated to Rachmaninov with Brigitte Engerer which received several great prizes.
His last CD, recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall of London and at La Grange de Meslay in Tours, which has been released in January 2010, is devoted to Liszt.
“Here, surely, we have the truest successor to the great Russian pianists” (Gramophone)