[ Piano ]
A native of Moscow, pianist Boris Slutsky emerged on the international music scene after winning first prize at the 1981 William Kapell International Piano Competition. He has earned major prizes at the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York, the International Bach Piano Competition, which is held in Toronto in memory of Glenn Gould, and the Busoni, Rina Sala Gallo, and Ettore Pozzoli international piano competitions.
Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as a soloist and recitalist and has collaborated with such eminent conductors as Dmitri Kitayenko and Valery Gergiev. He has performed with the London Philharmonic, Stuttgart State Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss am Rhein in Germany, Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Milan, KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea, and major orchestras in Spain, Russia, Columbia, and Brazil. In North America, he has been a soloist with the Baltimore, Florida, Utah, and Toronto symphonies. His South American engagements have included concerts with the orchestras of Capetown, Durban, and Johannesburg. An avid chamber musician, Slutsky’s more than two decades of chamber music collaborations include the critically acclaimed recording of Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Ilya Kaler on the Naxos label and performances with many renowned artists.
Slutsky is on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University and the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester and has presented master classes on nearly every continent.