Boris Andrianov / Cello


After Boris Andrianov’s performance of the Concerto by Boccherini with the Berlin Philharmonic, the newspaper Berliner Tagesspiegel stated: "A Young God: "...The young Russian musician plays like a god: with heart-breaking, beautiful, softly-vibrating Belcanto-tone and masterly noblesse he turns an almost harmless Boccherini concerto into a small wonder of grace and discrete melancholy."


Boris Andrianov is one of the most gifted Russian musicians of his generation. Since 2007 he is the Artistic Director of the new State Project "Star Generation". The project includes concerts of young musicians in all regions of Russia. In 2009 Boris received the Government of Russia Award in the field of culture for this project. Also in the end of 2009, he became a Professor in the Moscow State Conservatory. Andrianov is the Artistic Director of the International Cello Festival in Moscow (inaugurated in 2008 and the first Cello Festival to be organized in Russia), which has presented artists such as  Natalia Gutman, Yuri Bashmet, Mischa Maysky, David Geringas and Julian Rachlin.


Boris Andrianov has gained his reputation thanks to his successful performances at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1998 (third prize and bronze medal) and the International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro in Croatia (first prize and all the special prizes). His talent has been recognized by well-known musicians such as Mstislav Rostropovich and Daniil Shafran, who said: "Boris Andrianov is probably one of the most talented cellists of Russia at present."


In 1997, Boris was the first Russian cellist to become a laureate at the International Rostropovich competition in Paris. He participated in many international festivals, such as Swedish Royal festival, Festival in Cervo (Italy), Dubrovnik Music Festival, Ludwigsburg Music Festival, Davos Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Colmar Music Festival, and “Crescendo" Festival. Boris is a permanent participant in the "Homecoming" Chamber Music Festival (Moscow, Russia).


Boris Andrianov’s discography includes a CD with pianist Rem Urasin on the cello sonatas by Rachmaninov and Shostakovich (the CD became Editor's Choice CD of the month by Gramophone Magazine), and a nominated with Grammy CD that includes music for cello and guitar in collaboration with guitarist Dimitri Illarionov.