Nikita Borisoglebsky

Nikita Borisoglebsky stands apart for the depth of his musical thought, perfect technique and rare combination of elegance, naturalness and uncompromising strictness in his performing.
La Libre Belgique

In both classical opuses and in works by contemporary composers, from the very first sounds of the violin in Borisoglebsky’s performance one can sense the young Russian virtuoso’s individuality, his powerful will, his easily detectible connection with the finest traditions of the Russian violin school.
Rodion Shchedrin


Nikita Borisoglebsky was born in 1985. Over the years, he has been tutored by Tatiana Berkul and Edward Grach at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatoire, Augustin Dumay at the Queen Elisabeth College of Music and Ana Chumachenco at the Kronberg Academy of Music.

Borisoglebsky’s international career took off following successful performances at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2007) and the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2009). In 2010 Nikita Borisoglebsky took 1st prizes at major international competitions – the Fritz Kreisler Competition in Vienna and the Sibelius Competition in Helsinki. In 2013 the violinist won outright the Monte Carlo Violin Masters competition in Monaco. Thereafter, he undertook competition performances, winning top awards at eleven of them.

Has appeared with such ensembles as the Belgian National Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra; has collaborated with the conductors Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Krzysztof Penderecki, Yuri Simonov, Sakari Oramo, David Afkham and Hannu Lintu. The violinist's chamber music partners have included Rodion Shchedrin, Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Boris Berezovsky, András Schiff and Alexander Rudin.

His repertoire includes works by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and the 20th century avant-garde (Berio, Schnittke and Bartók) as well as works by contemporary composers including Alexander Tchaikovsky and Kuzma Bodrov. Awards include the title of “Violinist of the Year” from the Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin International Foundation, the Virtuoso prize from the Italian Academy of String Instruments and the Antonio Stradivari Society (Cremona) and the Jean Sibelius Foundation Medal.

Engagements for the 2017–2018 season include tours with Rubik Ensemble to Germany, an appearance with the Atrium quartet at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (Texas), concerts in Klaipėda with violinist Valery Sokolov and in Mexico with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México and an appearance as part of the subscription Chamber Evenings at the Moscow State Philharmonic.
Information for November 2017

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