Boris Andrianov

Biography

Boris Andrianov is one of the most gifted Russian musicians of his generation. Since 2007 he is an Artistic director of the new State Project "Star Generation". The project includes concerts of young musicians in all regions of Russia. In the end of 2009 Boris got the Government of Russia Award in the field of culture for this project. Also in the end of 2009 he became a Professor in the Moscow State Conservatory.

In February 2008 First International Cello Festival was held in Moscow. It was the first Cello Festival in Russia ever. Boris Andrianov is Artistic Director of this Festival. In March 2010 the Second International Cello Festival "VIVACELLO" will be held. Great musicians as Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maysky, David Geringas, Julian Rachlin and others will perform in the most prestigious Moscow Concert Halls during the Festival.

Boris has gained his reputation thanks to his successful performances at: the XIth International Tschaikovsky Competition (Moscow, 1998) - the third prize and a bronze medal; International Cello Antonio Janigro Competition (Zagreb, Croatia) - the first prize and all the special prizes.

Andrianov's talent was recognized by well-known musicians, such as Mstislav Rostropovich and Daniil Shafran who said: "Boris Andrianov is probably one of the most talented cellists of Russia at present." In 1997 Boris was the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the VIth International Rostropovich competition in Paris.

In September 2007 Boris Andrianov' new CD recorded with pianist Rem Urasin (Rachmaninov and Schostakovitch cello sonatas) became the Gramophone Editor's Choise CD of the month.

In 2003 DELOS Record Label released CD with music for cello and guitar (with one of the best Russian guitarists Dimitri Illarionov). This recording was at the preliminary list for Grammy Award nomination.

Boris Andrianov was born in 1976 in musicians family. He studied in Moscow Gnessins music school under the tutelage of Professor V. Birina. Boris developed his skill in the class of Professor N. Schachovskaya and studied under the tutelage of a famous cellist David Geringas in the High Music school of Hans Eisler in Berlin.

As a boy of 16 he became a laureate at the First Tschaikovsky Competition for young musicians, while at 17 he won the Grand Prix at an International competition in South Africa.

In 1991 Boris was selected as a "New Names" artist and was granted an allowance. Together with other New Names musicians Boris toured Russia and the world with the presentations of the program. He had to perform to Pope John Paul II in Vatican, in Saint James palace in London, for the UNO in Geneva. Together with the pianist A. Goribol Boris Andrianov became the laureate of the First International competition of D. Schostakovich (Hanover, Germany) in May, 1997. In 2003 he become a laureate of first Isang Yun Cello Competition (Korea). Boris participated in many international festivals, such as Swedish Royal festival, Festival in Cervo (Italy), Barroc Evenings, in Varazhdin (Croatia), Dubrovnik Music Festival, Ludwigsburg Music Festival, Davos Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Colmar Music Festival, "Crescendo" Festival. Boris is the permanent participant of the "Homecoming" Chamber Music Festival (Moscow, Russia).

Boris has the most complex and varied concert repertoire. He performs with symphony and chamber orchestras, such as French National Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, Croatian Philharmonic Orchestra, Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Zagreb Soloist Orchestra, Russian State Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmony Orchestra, Polish Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Oleg Lundstrem Jazz Band. He performed with the following conductors: V.Gergiev, V.Fedoseev, M.Gorenstein, P.Kogan, A.Vedernikov, D.Geringas, R.Kofman. Many times Boris performed Concerto Grosso by K.Penderecki conducted by author. Boris Andrianov performs a lot of chamber music with such partners as Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler, Akiko Suwanai, Janine Jansen and Julian Rachlin.

After Boris performance of the Concert by Boccerini in the Berlin Philharmony - the newspaper "Berliner Tagesspiegel" published an article called "A Young God": "...The young Russian musician plays like a god: with heartbreaking, beautiful, softly-vibrating Belcanto-tone and masterly noblesse he turns an almost harmless Boccherini concerto into a small wonder of grace and discrete melancholy."

Boris playes regulary the concerts in the best Concert Halls of Russia and in prestigious Concert Halls of Germany, Holland, Japan, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, France, South Africa, China, Korea, India and others.

In September 2006 Boris Andrianov played concerts in Grozny (Chechenian Republic). These were first classical music concerts in Republic since the beginnig of the war.

In October 2010 Boris with great success performed Elgar Concerto in Tokyo's Santory Hall with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Bernhard Klee. "The audience was absolutely captivated by Elgar in which Andrianov showed extremely high level solo both technically and musically. (...) Andrianov is a big cellist of exceptional talent and a truly promising young artist." - says the reviewer of the concert. (Concerts Reviews, Japan, 2010)

Since 2005 Boris plays the Montagnana cello from the Russian State Collection.