Boris Andrianov


Honoured Artist of Russia

Boris Andrianov is the Artistic Director and the inspiration behind the new Star Generation project, which produces and manages concerts by talented young musicians in all cities and regions throughout Russia. For this project, in 2009 Boris Andrianov was awarded the Russian Federation Prize for Culture. The same year, he began to teach at the Moscow Conservatoire. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever Vivacello festival in Russia, the Artistic Director of which is Boris Andrianov.

Latest highlights in his repertoire include Prokofiev's Symphony-Concerto with Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Gianandrea Noseda (Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa), Barber's Cello Concerto with Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra led by Vasily Petrenko, Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia under Julian Rachlin (Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza), Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto with Russian National Orchestra under Masahiro Izaki, Kancheli's Diplipito with Georgian National Orchestra under Nikiloz Rachveli, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante with Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra alongside Dmitry Sitkovetsky and Yury Bashmet, Beethoven's sonatas with pianist Vadim Kholodenko (Mariinsky Theatre, Saint-Petersburg), and Haydn's Cello Concerto with Berlin Chamber Orchestra.

His recent performances include collaboration with Moscow Soloists Orchestra led by Yury Bashmet at the 2016 Sochi Winter Festival, Tchaikovsky's Rokoko Variations with Wiener Kammer Orchestra under Stefan Vladar (Vienna Konzerthaus), his appearances within the frames of the 2016 Festival Academy Budapest, various concerts and festivals in Russia and the USA.

He has collaborated with Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Kammerorchester Berlin, Russian National Orchestra, Academic Symphony Orchestra of the Moscow Philharmonic, Wiener KammerOrchester; prominent conductors as Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Vasily Petrenko, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alexander Vedernikov, David Geringas, Dmitry Jurowsky and Roman Kofman, and musicians such as Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler, Akiko Suwanai, Julian Rachlin, Denis Matsuev, Janine Jansen, Sergey Nakaryakov, Fumiaki Miura, Maxim Rysanov, and Vadim Kholodenko.

Boris Andrianov has frequently appeared under renowned Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, performing his Concerto Grosso for three cellos and orchestra.

In 2003, Delos Records released Boris Andrianov's album recorded together with leading Russian guitarist Dimitri Illarionov, which recording was in the Grammy award preliminary list of nominations. In September 2007 a CD recorded with pianist Rem Urasin, became Gramophone magazine’s “Choice of the Month”.

Born to a family of musicians, Boris Andrianov graduated from the Moscow Gnessins’ School of Music, Moscow State Conservatoire (class of Natalia Shakhovskaya), and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler, Berlin, under the tutelage of David Geringas. In 1991 he was allocated a grant by the New Names programme.

He is laureate of the International Tchaikovsky Youth Competition and the winner at International Shostakovich Competition Classica Nova in Hannover (together with Alexei Goribol, 1st Prize, 1997), VI International Mstislav Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris (1997), XI International Tchaikovsky Competition (3rd Prize and Bronze Medal, 1998), International Antonio Janigro Competition in Zagreb (1st Prize and special awards, 2000), and International Isang Yun Competition in South Korea (2003). Since 2005, Boris Andrianov has played the “Domenico Montagnana” cello from the Russian State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments.

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