The Scholarship Holders of the Concert Saison 2015/2016

Boris Giltburg

Boris Giltburg © Sasha Gusov

Boris Giltburg, piano

The Israeli pianist Boris Giltburg was born in 1984 and has managed in recent years to attract the worldwide and continual attention of an ever increasing audience. At the age of five he was given his first piano lessons by his mother. As a child he lived in Tel Aviv where he studied with Arie Vardi.

The high point of 2013 was winning the first prize in the famous Queen Elizabeth Competition in Brussels where he was awarded in addition the prize of the Flemish Radio. The former prize brought numerous engagements which took Boris Giltburg to the Gewandhaus Leipzig, the Vienna Musikverein, the Southbank Centre London, the Teatro Municipal Buenos Aires and to orchestras like the Seattle Symphony, London Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic.

In the 2014/2015 season he is making his debut with the NHK Symphony Tokyo, the Baltimore Symphony and the Rotterdam Philharmonic and is returning to the Israel Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony and the Orchestre National de Belgique and is going on a tour of Germany with the Prager Sinfonieorchester. Furthermore he is performing with the Borodin and the Pavel Haas Quartet and is giving solo recitals in Munich, Essen, Dresden, Amsterdam, Turin, Brussels, in China and Japan.

Boris Giltburg has already played with internationally famous orchestras such as the Deutsches-Symphonieorchester Berlin, the hr-Sinfonieorchester and the Danish National Radio Symphony and performed with conductors such as Dohnanyi, Entremont, Neeme Järvi, Petrenko, Saraste and Tortelier.

Since 2006 Boris Giltburg has regularly made successful CDs. In 2014 he signed an exclusive contract with Naxos Records, with whom his first CD with works by Schumann appeared in the spring of 2015.


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