Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry, Boriss Slutsky emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize along with every major prize, including the
Consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry,
Boriss Slutsky emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize along with every major prize, including the Audience Prize and Wihelm
Backhaus Award, at the 1981 William Kapell International (University of Maryland)Piano Competition. His other accomplishments include first prizes at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard
Competition, and major prizes at the International Bach Competition in Memory of Glenn Gould, Gina Bachauer, 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, Mr. Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist,
collaborating with such eminent conductors as Dimitri Kitaenko and Valery Gergiev.
He has performed with the London Philharmonic, Stuttgart State Orchestra, and
Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss am Rhein in Germany, Bem Symphony
Orchestra in Switzerland, Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, the RAI Orchestra in
Milan, KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea, and major orchestras in Spain, Russia,
Columbia and Brazil. In South Africa, he has been soloist with the orchestras of
Cape Town, Durban, and Johannesburg. His North American engagements have
included concerts with the Baltimore, Florida, Utah and Toronto Symphonies. Mr.
Slutsky has been heard on recital series’throughout the United States, Canada,
Europe, Israel, Latin America, and the Far East, making appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Kaufmann Concert Hall, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Performing Arts Center in Seoul, and the Teatro Colon in Bogota, among many others.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Slutsky’s more than two decades of chamber music collaboration include the critically acclaimed recording of Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Ilya Kaler on the Naxos label as well as performances with many renowned artists.
Mr. Slutsky presented master classes throughout North America, Europe and Asia
and served as a jury member of many international piano competitions.
Born in Moscow into a family of musicians, Mr. Slutsky received his early training at Moscow’s Gnessin School for Gifted Children as a student of Anna Kantor, and
completed his formal studies at the Juilliard School and Manhattan School of
Music, studying with Nadia Reisenberg, Nina Svetlanova, John Browning and
Joseph Seiger. In addition, he has worked for many years with his mentor Alexander Eydleman.
Mr. Slutsky has joined the faculty of The Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1993, where he served as the Piano Department Chair 2000-2003 and 2009-2017.
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