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Valerie Bernstein Stalvey
514 South Curson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 936-3441
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Kevin Kenner, piano

Boris Andrianov, cello

Roberto Aussel, guitar

Le Poème Harmonique

Dimitri Illarionov, guitar

Flanders Recorder Quartet

Andrianov/Kobrin duo – cello/piano

Gary Gray, clarinet

Aviv String Quartet

Jay Dean, conductor

Thomas Prévost, flute

Adam Korniszewski, violin

Charles Harold Bernstein, composer


Boris Andrianov, cello
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  • Bronze medal at International Tchaikovsky Competition
  • First Russian cellist to be winner at International Rostropovich Competition
  • Gramophone Editor’s Choice award

Boris Andrianov is a winner of the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, First Prize-winner (including all special prizes) at the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb, and the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the 6th International Rostropovich competition in Paris. His talent has been recognized by well-known musicians, such as Zubin Mehta—“his profound musicality and phrasing impresses one almost immediately.” He has performed with conductors such as Valery Gergiev and Pavel Kogan; chamber music with Yuri Bashmet and Menahem Pressler and in halls such as the Moscow and St. Petersburgh Philharmonic Halls, the Concertgebouw, Vienna’s Konzerthaus and Tokyo’s Opera City Hall. His CD of sonatas of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich was named Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice.”

Cellist Boris Andrianov is a winner of the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition, First Prize-winner (including all special prizes) at the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb, Croatia and is the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the 6th International Rostropovich competition in Paris. His talent has been recognized by well-known musicians, such as Zubin Mehta – “his profound musicality and phrasing (that) impresses one almost immediately." and Daniil Shafran - "Boris Andrianov is probably one of the most talented cellists of Russia at present."

In 1991 Andrianov was granted a stipend and selected as a "New Names" artist. Together with other “New Names” musicians he gave concerts around the world. He has performed for Pope John Paul II at the Vatican, in Saint James' Palace in London and for the United Nations Office in Geneva. In 1997, together with the pianist Alexei Goribol, Boris Andrianov became the laureate of the First International Competition of Dmitri Shostakovich in Germany. In 2003 he became a laureate of the First Isang Yun Cello Competition in Korea.

He has participated in many international festivals including the Colmar Festival in France, the Swedish Royal Festival, the International Chamber Music Festival of Cervo (Italy), the Dubrovnik Music Festival, the Ludwigsburg and Rheingau Music Festivals in Germany and the Davos Music Festival in Switzerland. He performs with numerous orchestras including the French National Orchestra, the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn, the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra, the Croatian and Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestras, the Zagreb Soloist Orchestra, Russian State and Russian National Orchestras, the Polish and Vienna Chamber Orchestras, the Orchestras di Padova e del Veneto. He has performed with such conductors as Valery.Gergiev, Pavel.Kogan, Alexander Vedernikov and David Geringas. In 2003 he performed Penderecki’s Concerto Grosso for three cellos, conducted by the composer.

Boris Andrianov has performed in both halls of the Moscow Conservatory, Moscow Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, the Concertgebouw, Tokyo Opera City, Tokyo Suntory Hall and the Vienna Konzerthaus. He performs chamber music with Yuri Bashmet, Menahem Pressler and Akiko Suwanai.

In response to Andrianov’s performance of the Boccherini cello concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Berliner Tagesspiegel wrote, "A Young God" in 2001: "The young Russian student of the Hans Eisler Hochschule plays like a god: with heartbreaking, beautiful, softly-vibrating Belcanto-tone and masterly noblesse he turns an almost harmless Boccherini concerto into a small wonder of grace and discrete melancholy."

In 2002 the DELOS Record Label released a CD with music for cello and guitar with Andrianov and Dimitri Illariono. His CD of Rachmaninov and Shostakovich sonatas with Uri Urasin on the Quartz label received the Gramophone’s “Editor’s Choice”.

Boris Andrianov plays a Montagnana cello from Russian State Collection.

Website: borisandrianov.com

“Geniuses are among us. Maybe they live next door and get on our nerves because they practice all day long. But we would probably never get the idea that one of those could be a new Rostropovich. If your neighbor plays cello and if his name is by chance Boris Andrianov then it is certain that soon you will see him only from far—on CD covers or on stages of big concert halls. The young Russian student of the Hanns-Eisler-Hochschule plays like a god: With heartbreaking, beautiful, softly-vibrating Belcanto-tone and masterly noblesse he turns an almost harmless Boccherini concerto into a small wonder of grace and discrete melancholy. In this gallant, dainty Ancien-Regime-Music where emotion always keep the contenance, Andrianov uses all finesses of virtuoso discourse without offending against good taste. Always pointing towards the inside even in virtuoso passages, this art of indication makes grand not only Andrianov’s playing but also Boccherini’s music.”

—Der Tagesspiegel (Berlin)


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SOLO

Giovanni Sollima – Lamantatio

 

Audio: SOLO

Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata, third movement (excerpt)

DUO – with Dimitri Illarionov

Astor Piazzolla – Oblivion

 

Astor Piazzolla - Muerte Del Ángel

 

Audio: DUO – with Dimitri Illarionov

Manuel de Falla - Spanish Popular Suite 1-6. El Pano Moruno

Manuel de Falla - Nana

Manuel de Falla - Cancion

Manuel de Falla - Polo

Manuel de Falla - Asturiana

Manuel de Falla - Jota

Russian Romance - Glinka

Dowland from first book of songs

Coragheasca-traditional Moldavian dance