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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. He went on to win numerous awards, most recently the second (and audience) prize at the Rubinstein in 2011, and 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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  • 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 frequently toured 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, Carnegie Hall, London Southbank Centre, Louvre, and Amsterdam Concertgebouw.


    In 2016/17 he made his debut with the Oslo Philharmonic/Vasily Petrenko, Helsinki Philharmonic/Sinaisky and Nashville Symphony/Guerrero, and appeared in Australia for the first time with the Adelaide & Tasmanian symphony orchestras. He also performed at the prestigious AIDS gala with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. Recital appearances included the Elbphilharmonie, Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Wigmore Hall, Tokyo Spring Festival and Forbidden City Concert Hall Beijing.


    In 2017/18 Giltburg begins a year-long residency in Brussels at both Flagey & Bozar, performing in recital and with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie / Paavo Jaervi and Brussels Philharmonic / Denève; he is also Artist in Residence in The Hague with the Residentie Orkest under Nicholas Collon, with whom he appears at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. In North America he plays for the first time with the Pacific Symphony/Gernon, Utah Symphony/Fischer and NAC Ottawa /Shelley. Engagements in the UK include his debut with the Halle Orchestra and returns to the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, CBSO and Bournemouth Symphony. Recital appearances this season include Southbank’s International Piano Series, Radio France, Bilbao Philharmonic Society, and Liszt Raiding Festival. He also tours Europe with the Pavel Haas Quartet.


    In 2016 Naxos released Giltburg’s first concerto CD which immediately won a Diapason d’Or for his account of the Shostakovich concerti with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, coupled with his own arrangement of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet. His Schumann, Beethoven and Rachmaninov solo discs on Naxos have been similarly well received. His 2012 Orchid release of the Prokofiev Sonatas was shortlisted for the critics’ award at the Classical Brits, and was closely followed by a Romantic sonatas disc (Rachmaninov, Liszt, Grieg).


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

    2017-18 season / 471 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

17/18


Rachmaninov: Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op. 42
Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8 (arr. for piano B Giltburg)
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Medtner: Sonata in G minor, Op. 22 sonata
Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, Op. 53
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka

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


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Liszt: Transcendental Etudes S.139 (a selection)
Shostakovich : String Quartet No.8 in C minor (arr. for piano B Giltburg)
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Rachmaninoff : Études-Tableaux, Op.39


 


18/19


Ravel – Le tombeau de Couperin, M.68
Beethoven – Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 'Appassionata'
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Shostakovich – String Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73 (arr. for piano B Giltburg)
Prokofiev : Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28


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Rachmaninov : Prelude No.1 in C-sharp minor, Op.3/2
Rachmaninov : Ten Preludes, Op.23
Rachmaninov : Thirteen Preludes, Op.32



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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Artist & Project Manager
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Assistant Artist Manager
+44 20 7608 9943
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