Boris Borgolotto

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Violinist/France

Boris began playing the violin at the age of seven in the class of Chantal Crenne at the National Conservatory of Toulouse and continued at the National Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt, where he was awarded a unanimous first prize with a special mention from the jury and prizes of Chamber Music, Analysis and Musical Culture. He entered the Paris Conservatory (CNSM) in 2009 where he received the Violin 1st prize and honors unanimously, and parallel courses of chamber music with Itamar Golan. He continues mentoring with Dora Schwarzberg and Patrice Fontanarosa at the Vienna University of Arts and Paris. Over the years, he has participated in the master classes of Vadim Repin, Joel Smirnoff, Krzystof Wegrzyn, Kyung-Wha Chung, Ivry Gitlis, and other prominent musicians. Boris is a winner of numerous competitions including 2nd prize at the International Foundation “Parnassus” in Paris (2008), Prizewinner and the “Jascha Heifetz” Special Mention at the IBLA foundation of New York International Competition in Italy (2011), Prizewinner of the American Fine Arts of New York City (2013).In 2012 he made his Carnegie Hall debut, followed by USA Recital tour. He was invited as a Rising Star at the Great Mountains Music Festival in South Korea in 2011-2013 seasons, and has played with the Academy of the Radio France Philharmonic under the direction of Ton Koopman and Myung-Whun Chung.
Boris performs internationally as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musicians, and in festivals at important venues such halls as Radio France, Cite de la Musique, Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau, Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral – France; Carnegie Hall, New York City; Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt – Austria; National Theatre Podgorica – Montenegro; Concert Hall of Macao and Shanghai – China; Hualien – Taiwan; Festival of Essaouira and Casablanca – Morocco; Verona, Italy and Ragusa, Sicily; Korean National University of Arts in Seoul (KNUA), Busan Art Center and Alpensia Pyeonchang Hall, South Korea; Geneva Theater-Switzerland. Beginning 2015 season, Boris will be an artist in residence at Queen Elisabeth Chapel with his piano trio “Zadig.”