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Boris Borgolotto, violinist and winner of many international solo prizes, stands out thanks

to the liveliness and sensitivity of his interpretations and his communicative stage presence. In 2011, Boris won the 1st prize of the IBLA Foundation in New York, as well as the “American Fine Arts” 1st prize. He made his Carnegie Hall debut and toured the US in 2012. He was also invited as "Rising Star” at the Great Music Festival in South Korea. His work has lead him to collaborate with artists such as Vadim Repin, Kyung-Wha Chung, Mihaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Ivry Gitlis and Patrice Fontanarosa, and has played under the baton of maestri like Ton Koopman, Myung-Whun Chung, Nil Venditti, Stéphane Deneve and Joe Hisaishi.

Among the prestigious halls Boris has played in, we can name the UNESCO, Châtelet Theater, the Paris Philharmonic, Salle Pleyel, Salle Cortot, Salle Gaveau, the Radio France Auditorium, Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Haydn Hall in Vienna, Bozar and Flagey in Brussels, the Podgorica Theater in Montenegro, the Macao Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shanghai City Theater, the Harbin Opera House, Tianjin Grand Theater Concert Hall, the Seoul Art Center, the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles and the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam.

He has also been invited to be a member of the jury at numerous competitions and also giving Masterclasses across the world, including China, Tainan University of the Arts, Canada, McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in Canada, France, South Korea and U.S.A. Since 2023, Boris teaches at the Xi’an Conservatory and the Tsinghua Ochestral Academy of Music in Beijing, China, where he is Head of the Strings Department.

Boris began playing the violin at the age of seven and received his violin diploma with a special mention from the jury at the National Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP) in 2012. He then studied at the Music University of Vienna with Dora Schwarzberg, at Reina Sofia School of Music and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with Günter Pichler from the Alban Berg Quartet.

Boris was the former member of the Zadig Trio and since its foundation, the Trio has won 11 international prizes in France, the USA, Austria and Italy, and was regularly invited to play in great halls worldwide.

Boris Borgolotto plays a Cremonese violin by the famous Italian maker Bergonzi.


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