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Boris Giltburg

Piano

  • Born in 1984 in Moscow, Boris Giltburg moved to Tel Aviv at an early age, studying with his mother and then with Arie Vardi. In 2013 he won first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, catapulting his career to a new level. In 2015 he began a long-term recording plan with Naxos Records.

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  • Having taken the second (and audience) prize at the Rubinstein in 2011, Giltburg has appeared with many leading orchestras such as Philharmonia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony, Danish Radio Symphony, St Petersburg Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony. He made his BBC Proms debut in 2010 and has toured regularly to South America and China, and has also toured Germany with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has played recitals in leading venues such as Leipzig Gewandhaus, Tokyo Toppan Hall, Bozar Brussels, London Southbank Centre, Louvre, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.


    Last season’s highlights included several appearances at Rotterdam De Doelen (beginning with a return to the Rotterdam Philharmonic under Jukka-Pekka Saraste), debut with Monte-Carlo Philharmonic with Krivine, and chamber music with the Takács Quartet and Pavel Haas Quartet. He was re-invited to Seattle Symphony (Dausgaard), Brussels Philharmonic (Denève), Royal Liverpool Philharmonic (Petrenko), and Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Prieto) – with whom he played 7 concerts as part of their Rachmaninov series. He has also worked with conductors such as Alsop, Behlohlávek, Brabbins, De Waart, Dohnanyi, Fedoseyev, Gimeno, Neeme Jaervi, Karabits, Lintu, Shelley, Sinaisky, Skrowaczewski, Sokhiev and Tortelier.


    In 2016/17, Giltburg appears for the first time with Nashville Symphony (under Music Director Giancarlo Guerrero), Oslo Philharmonic and Helsinki Philharmonic, and makes his Australian debut in Spring 17 with Adelaide Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony. He returns to Orchestre National de Belgique this season, and plays the AIDS gala with Munich Chamber Orchestra. Recital highlights include Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Hamburg Laeiszhalle and Beijing Forbidden City Concert Hall.


    Having initially appeared on the EMI Debut label some years ago, in 2012 Giltburg released an acclaimed CD of Prokofiev War Sonatas on Orchid Classics, earning him a place on the shortlist for the critics’ award at the Classical Brits. His Romantic Sonatas disc (Rachmaninov, Liszt, Grieg) followed in 2013. His first solo releases on Naxos (Schumann and Beethoven) prompted enthusiastic reviews, and his latest Rachmaninov CD was named Gramophone’s Disc of the Month:


    "this vision will place him among the truly memorable Rachmaninov interpreters, an
    elect including Moiseiwitsch, Horowitz, Kappel, Richter and Cliburn. His originality
    stems from a convergence of heart and mind, served by immaculate technique and
    motivated by a deep and abiding love for one of the 20th century’s greatest composerpianists." (Gramophone, May 2016)


    Boris is an avid amateur photographer and blogger, writing about classical music for a non-specialist audience.

    2016-17 season / 485 words. Not to be altered without permission.

Performances

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Concerto repertoire

Bach
Piano Concerto in D minor BWV 1052


Bartók
Piano Concerto No.3


Beethoven
Piano Concerto No.1
Piano Concerto No.2
Piano Concerto No.3
Piano Concerto No.4
Piano Concerto No.5


Brahms
Piano Concerto No.1
Piano Concerto No.2


Chopin
Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor


Dohnanyi
Nursery Variations


Gershwin
Rhapsody in Blue
Piano Concerto in F


Grieg
Piano Concerto


Haydn
Piano Concerto for clavier and orchestra in D Major Hob CVIII:11


Liszt
Piano Concerto No.1


Mozart
Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major, K450
Piano Concerto No.19 in F major, K459
Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466
Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K 488
Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K 491
Double concerto for 2 pianos K365


Petrossian
In the Wake of Ea


Prokofiev
Piano Concerto No.1
Piano Concerto No.2
Piano Concerto No.3


Ravel
Piano Concerto in G major


Rachmaninov
Piano Concerto No.1 in F sharp minor
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor
Piano Concerto No.4 in G minor
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini


Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor


Schumann
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54


Scriabin
Piano Concerto


Shostakovich
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.35
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.102


Tchaikovsky
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor Op.23
Piano Concerto No.2 in G major Op.44
Piano Concerto No.3 in E flat major Op.75 

Sample Programmes

16/17


Beethoven : Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27, No.2 'Quasi una fantasia'
Brahms : 7 Fantasias, Op.116
interval
Rachmaninov : Études-Tableaux, Op.39


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Scriabin : Étude No. 11 in B-flat minor, Op.8
Scriabin : Étude No. 3 in B minor. Op. 8
Scriabin : Étude No. 5 in C-sharp minor, Op.42
Scriabin : Étude No. 7 in B-flat minor, Op.8
Scriabin : Étude No. 4 in B major, Op. 8
Scriabin : Étude No. 9 in G-sharp minor, Op. 8
Scriabin : Étude No. 5 in C-sharp minor, Op.42
Prokofiev : 4 Études, Op.2
interval
Rachmaninov : Études-Tableaux, Op.39


17/18


Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (arr. Boris Giltburg)
interval
Medtner: Sonata Reminiscenza Op. 38, No. 1
Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka

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Liszt: Transcendental Etudes S.139
interval
Rachmaninov: Etudes Tableaux Op. 39


Further programmes upon request.

The give and take of the music’s pulse is naturally felt, as is the spectrum of tonal and dynamic shading...Giltburg has the capacity to identify with and encapsulate the moods of each piece while artlessly crafting them into a shapely span.

Daily Telegraph

this vision will place him among the truly memorable Rachmaninov interpreters, an elect including Moiseiwitsch, Horowitz, Kappel, Richter and Cliburn. His originality stems from a convergence of heart and mind, served by immaculate technique and motivated by a deep and abiding love for one of the 20th century’s greatest composer-pianists.

Gramophone

Sensational…he brought out the different colours and used such a wide range of dynamics, that he had no trouble in being heard over the orchestra… he breathed new life into the score.

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