Boris Brovtsin, violin
Born in 1977. Started playing the violin at the age of four, had his first public performance at the age of six and at the age of thirteen gave his first concert with an orchestra at the stage of the Bolshoi Theater. He soon became a scholar of the Foundation “New Names” and a permanent participant of the Foundation’s tours in France, Italy (1992-1993), Russia and the CIS countries.
Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory’s Central Music College (class of Assistant Professor Grigory Feigin), the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class of Professor Maya Glezarova). In 2000-2004, he studied at the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama (class of Professor David Takeno), from which he graduated with a golden medal. He also studied at the Southern Methodist University in Dallas (class of Professor Eduard Schmieder).
A laureate of the 3rd Georg Kulenkampff International Violin Competition in Cologne (1994), International Music Competition in Pretoria (Transnet, 1996), Yehudi Menuhin Competition (France, 1998); a winner of the Tibor Varga Competition (Switzerland, 2002). He was also an award winner at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (2001). Has a number of prestigious prizes and awards: Reuters Prize (2001), Hattori Foundation Award (2003, 2004), Myra Hess Award (2003, 2004). In 2004, he received a Golden Medal of the Guildhall School (among its former winners are Jacqueline Mary du Pré, Tasmin Little and Bryn Terfel).
The musician participated in the international festivals in Russia (“Vozvraschenie”, “Stars on Baikal”, “Young Stars of Russia”, etc.), Schleswig-Holstein, Edinburgh, Verbier, Utrecht, Jerusalem, Oxford. He performed with Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Rakhlin, Emmanuel Pahud and Sh. Kam, member of the quartets Belchea, Jerusalem and Brodsky. He also performed with orchestras conducted by Alain Lombard, Yuri Bashmet, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Marek Janowski, Alexander Lazarev, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Arvo Volmer, John Eliot Gardiner, Gerd Albrecht, etc.