Born in Moscow in 1969, Boris Berezovsky studied at the Moscow Conservatory with Eliso Virsaladze and privately with Alexander Satz. He made a stunning debut in London in 1988 at the Wigmore Hall and in 1990 won the Gold Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow where he played with Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Jessye Norman and the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Yuri Temirkanov. In 1991 Boris Berezovsky made his American debut at Fort Worth in Texas and in France at the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris.
Since then, he has been performing regularly in recital series and venues world-wide: London, Paris, Rome, Zurich, Munich, Salzburg, Amsterdam, Montréal, Vienna, Bern, Budapest, Prague, Tokyo; Berlin Philharmonie, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées and Paris Philharmonie, Royal Festival Hall in London, Palace of Fine Arts in Brussels, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Megaron in Athens. In 2006, he was awarded “Best Instrumentalist of the Year” by the BBC Music Magazine Awards.
He is also invited to numerous festivals such as the ones of Gstaad, La Roque d’Anthéron, Verbier, Bergamo Brescia, Salzburg. He works as concerto soloist with the Orchestre National de France, Royal Concertgebouw, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Dresden Staatskapelle, Mariinsky Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra as well as the symphonic orchestras of Dallas, Bolchoï and Birmingham and the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, Munich, Radio France; with the conductors Antonio Pappano, Yuri Temirkanov, Alexander Vedernikov, Leif Segerstam, Dmitri Kitaenko, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Slatkin, Dimitri Liss and Kurt Masur.
In chamber music, Boris Berezovsky plays with Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, Alexandre Gindin, Henri Demarquette, Alexandre Melnikov, as well as the Borodine and Takacs quartets. For many years, he was the faithful partner of Brigitte Engerer. His trio, with Alexander Kniazev and Dmitri Makhtin, perfoms at the highest level.
Last season, he performed the concertos of Brahms, Stravinsky, or Beethoven in a configuration that he experiences and particularly likes: namely concerts with orchestra without conductor. Mirare released his latest album, recorded with the State Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra without conductor and dedicated to the Brahms and Stravinsky concertos, in January 2018.
Engagements for the 2018–2019 season include performances at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysée in Paris (with the Symphony Orchestra of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic under Yuri Temirkanov), the Liszt Academy in Budapest (with the Concerto Budapest orchestra), concerts at the Moscow State Philharmonic Society and other venues.
Boris Berezovsky also recorded at Teldec Classics International, Philips, Mirare, Simax and Warner Classics pieces by Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Liadov, Tchaïkovsky, Shostakovitch, Medtner, Liszt, Beethoven and Mendelssohn trios with Dmitri Makhtin and Alexander Kniazev. For most of his recordings, he received Diapason d’or, Choc de la Musique, Gramophone and Echo Classic awards.
In 2014 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Music of the Earth Festival in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.