Boris Brovtsyn has established himself as one of the most profound and versatile musicians of his generation. He is in ever-increasing demand all around the world as both concerto soloist and chamber musician. His repertoire includes over fifty violin concertos and hundreds of chamber works, some of which he premiered. He is a frequent guest at “Les Grands Interpretes” chamber music series in Geneva and Spectrum Concerts Berlin, where he has appeared in every season since 2008.
A fourth-generation musician, Boris started to play violin under the guidance of his grandfather, a student of Lev Tzeitlin and Abram Yampolsky. After graduating from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory where he studied with Maya Glezarova, Boris made his UK debut with the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Rumon Gamba and soon relocated to London. He completed his studies with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and has been teaching there himself since 2010. In addition to the professorship at the GSMD, he also chairs a class at the Trinity College of Music in Greenwich and has given masterclasses all around the world, including South Korea, Thailand and Brazil.
He has performed with Sir Neville Marriner, Neemi Jarvi, Marek Janowski, Vassili Sinaisky, Jan Pascal Tortelier, Gerd Albrecht, Alexander Vedernikov, Michael Sanderling, Arvo Volmer and Antony Wit; with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Warsaw Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, São Paulo Symphony, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, Boris has collaborated with Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Misha Maisky, Itamar Golan, Julian Rachlin, Gary Hoffman, Maxim Rysanov, Daishin Kashimoto, Martin Fröst, Nelson Goerner and Denis Matsuev at festivals such as Verbier, Edinburgh, Salzburg, Stavanger, Campos do Jordao, Annecy, Utrecht, Jerusalem, Okhrid Summer, Moscow’s December Nights, Progetto Martha Argerich in Lugano, White Nights in St Petersburg and the Enesco Festival in Bucharest.
Boris Brovtsyn appears on numerous CDs with Decca, BIS, Onyx and Naxos labels. His recording of Schubert and Schoenberg chamber works with Janine Jansen has won the ECHO Klassik award and the Brahms clarinet quintet with Martin Fröst was nominated for the Gramophone award. An all-Schulhoff disc was released on the label Naxos last autumn, and his CD of Ysaye’s solo violin sonatas will be released in the near future.