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Award-winning violinist in Shanghai could lead to treble

RUSSIAN violin soloist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky has become one of the most eminent new-generation violinists on the world stage since he won the International Fritz Kreisler Competition and the International Sibelius award in the same year of 2010.

The Moscow Philharmonic Society soloist, who has collaborated with many symphony orchestras and musicians around the world, embarks on a tour of China in April, and performs in Shanghai on April 13.

The repertoire includes a diversity of pieces from Brahms, Kreisler and Tchaikovsky, among others.

Critically acclaimed for his fluidity and ease for challenging pieces and elegant presentation, the violinist took his first lessons at the age of 6.

“It was normal in Russia for children to go to a music school and I didn’t show any specific talent,” he said on a recent tour to South Africa.

The 34-year-old attributed the early discovery and confidence in his musical talent to his parents — both chemists who love classical music.

It wasn’t until the young Boriso-Glebsky started playing in competitions and got bitten by the bug of performing during his teenage years that his love for violin and the stage were awoken.

Winning several competitions and awards in Russia sparked a good start to his career.

He studied under various mentors and musicians in Moscow, and other European cities, when attending the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth and the Kronberg Academy.

He has been named “Violinist of the Year” by the International Maya Pilsetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin foundation in the United States, as well as “Person of the Year” by Russian magazine “Musical Review.”

He has also developed a special relationship with Finland after winning the International Sibelius Competition, after being invited to perform works by Finnish composer, pianist and violinist Jean Siberlus at various concerts in the Scandinavian country.

His most recent international engagements include performances with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfoni Rotterdam, Munchner Symphoner, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico and the NHK Symphony Orchestra, among others.


Date: April 13, 7:30pm

Tickets: 80-380 yuan

Venue: Shanghai Oriental Art Center

Address: 425 Dingxiang Rd,

Pudong New Area


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