BIOGRAPHY

The brilliant young violinist Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is considered as one of the most established Russian violinists of his generation. “Nikita Boriso-Glebsky distinguishes himself through deep musical thinking, impeccable technique and a rare combination of elegance, instinctiveness and uncompromising severity of performance.” (La Libre Belgique) Hannah Boylin from Leftlion.co.uk mentioned that “the most notable thing about Boriso-Glebsky’s performance was his remarkable and varied tone. He cleverly manipulated his instrument to show its versatility; at times his violin was raw and growling, at others ethereal and angelic.”

In 2010 Nikita Boriso-Glebsky won the International Jean Sibelius and the International Fritz Kreisler Violin competitions. He has also been awarded top prizes in nine other prestigious violin contests including the Tchaikovsky, the Queen Elisabeth and the Monte Carlo Violin Masters competitions.

Highlights of the last season included performances with the Bournemouth Symphony, the Orchestra National de Belgique, the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Pasdeloup Paris (debut at Philharmonie de Paris), and Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

In the season 2016-17 Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is re-invited to perform with the Duisburg Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. Furthermore, he will be touring in Japan with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and performing in Rio de Janeiro with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, as well as recitals throughout Germany, Great Britain, Lithuania and Russia.

Boriso-Glebsky has performed with many major orchestras in Europe, Asia and America under the baton of renowned conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Okko Kamu, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sakari Oramo, Hannu Lintu, Eri Klass, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Conrad van Alphen, David Afkham, Lionel Bringuier, and collaborated with musicians such as Seiji Ozawa, Rodion Shchedrin, Natalia Gutman, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Augustin Dumay, András Schiff, Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Kniazev, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden, Lovro Pogorelich, and David Geringas.

He appears regularly at many prominent festivals including the Menton Music Festival, Rheingau Festival, S. Richter’s «December Nights» in Moscow, Beethovenfest Bonn, Ohrid Summer Festival, Dubrovnik Summer Festival, «Stars of the White Nights» and «Arts Square» in Saint Petersburg, and Denis Matsuev’s festivals «Crescendo» and «Stars on Baikal».

In 2009 Nikita Boriso-Glebsky was chosen as the Violinist of the Year by the International Maya Plisetskaya and Rodion Shchedrin foundation (USA) and as Person of the Year by the major Russian magazine «Musical Review». In 2011 Nikita became a recipient of two other significant awards: Virtuoso from the Italian String Society and the Antonio Stradivari foundation, and Jean Sibelius Birthplace Medal from J. Sibelius Foundation in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

In collaboration with the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel and the Belgian record label Fuga Libera, Boriso-Glebsky has released two CDs: the Third Violin Concerto of Henri Vieuxtemps with Liège Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Patrick Davin, and the monographic album of Édouard Lalo with Sinfonia Varsovia, Augustin Dumay and Jean-Philippe Collard. The latter received a 5-star review in the French magazine «Diapason».

In December 2014 Boriso-Glebsky founded together with Solenne Paidassi, Andreas Hering, David Cohen, Uxia Martinez Botana, and Dana Zemtsov the Rubik Ensemble. The idea of the ensemble is in discovering and presenting the heritage of chamber music through versatility in the performances by combining various formulas of musicians in different ways from duets to sextets, and larger groups.

Nikita Boriso-Glebsky was born in Volgodonsk, Southern Russia. Throughout his career, his mentors were Eduard Grach and Tatiana Berkul in Moscow, Augustin Dumay in Brussels, and Ana Chumachenco in Kronberg.

Nikita Boriso-Glebsky plays a violin by Matteo Goffriller from 1720-30.

Nikita Boriso-Glebsky is represented worldwide by Natalja Slobodyreva at IMG Artists.