Boris Petrushansky

Boris Petrushansky was born in Moscow in 1949 into a family of musicians. At the age of eight, he was admitted to the Central Music School at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Inna Levina. Later, he became the last pupil to be trained by Heinrich Neuhaus. The few months he spends in his class become decisive for the artist's further development in many respects. 

The pianist won international competitions, among others in Leeds, Moscow and Munich. This was followed by a valuable creative sabbatical, which he used as preparation for a qualitative new beginning. In 1975, this was crowned with victory in the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in Terni and a concert tour that was important for him. The most significant events of this period are concerts at the Spoleto Festival, in Brescia and Bergamo, as well as at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, in Rome, Milan, Turin and other cities.

Among the orchestras with which he plays are the USSR State Symphony Orchestra, the orchestras of the Saint-Petersburg and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestras, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Staatskapelle Berlin, the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the New European Strings and the Camerata Europaea, among others. He cooperates with conductors such as János Ferencsik, Moshe Atzmon, Paavo Berglund, Lü Jia, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Vladimir Fedoseyev and Jan Latham-Koenig. 

His active concert career has taken him all over the world. It is complemented by his teaching activities at the Moscow Conservatory from 1975 to 1979 and international master classes. Boris Petrushansky has lived in Italy since 1990 and teaches at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale "Incontri col Maestro" in Imola.

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