"Geniuses are among us. Maybe they live next door and get on our nerves because they practice all day long. But we would probably never get the idea that one of those could be a new Rostropovich. If your neighbor plays cello and if his name is by chance Boris Andrianov..." Berliner Tagesspiel
Catch him while we can! That's what we did with this up and coming cellist that has been deemed "one of the most talented cellists in Russia at present," by the distinguished Daniil Shafran. For those who have been with our series for many years, and watched Amit Peled blossom, here is another chance to hear an amazing cellist that will only grow in reputation. For our instrument enthusiasts, Mr. Andrionov plays the Montagnana cello from the Russian State Collection.
Boris Andrianov is a winner of the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, First Prize-winner (including all special prizes) at the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb, and the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the 6th International Rostropovich competition in Paris. His talent has been recognized by well-known musicians, such as Zubin Mehta"his profound musicality and phrasing impresses one almost immediately."
He has performed with conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Pavel Kogan; chamber music with Yuri Bashmet and Menahem Pressler and in halls such as the Moscow and St. Petersburgh Philharmonic Halls, the Concertgebouw, Vienna's Konzerthaus and Tokyo's Opera City Hall. His CD of sonatas of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich was named Gramophone's "Editor's Choice."
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