A prize-winner at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, Boris Brovtsyn has appeared with numerous musical ensembles, among them the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the Orchestre National de Lille, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Classical Players chamber orchestra, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Sinfonieorchester Basel, the Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, the Berner Symphonieorchester, the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra and the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
The musician has performed at festivals including those in Verbier, Lugano and Edinburgh, the Oxford Chamber Music Festival, the Ryedale Festival (Great Britain), the Genius of the Violin festival, the Jerusalem Chamber Music Festival and the George Enescu Festival among others.
As a soloist, Boris Brovtsyn has worked with such acclaimed musicians as Sir Neville Marriner, Yuri Bashmet, Gerd Albrecht, Marek Janowski, Neeme Järvi, Louis Langrée, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Gilbert Varga, Antoni Wit, Alexander Lazarev, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alain Lombard and Arvo Volmer to name but a few.
The musician regularly performs in chamber music concerts with such colleagues as Janine Jansen, Maxim Rysanov, Amichai Grosz, Boris Andrianov, Anastasia Voltchok, Denis Matsuev and Alexei Ogrintchouk.
In 2001 the violinist was a finalist at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels and won the Reuters Award. The following year, he won the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition.
The musician made his UK debut in 1998 with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Rumon Gamba. He became a student of David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) in 2000 and since then has been spent most of his time in the UK. In 2004 Boris Brovtsyn won the GSMD’s Gold Medal, its highest award (previous winners including Jacqueline du Pré, Tasmin Little and Bryn Terfel).
Boris Brovtsyn was born in 1977. After graduating from the Moscow Central School of Music in 1994, he entered the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatoire where he studied under Maya Glezarova. He graduated from the conservatoire with distinction in 1999, during his studies there becoming a prize-winner at several international competitions including the Georg Kulenkampff Competition (1994, Cologne), the Transnet competition (1996, Pretoria) and the Yehudi Menuhin Competition (1998).