Boris Kusnezow

Boris Kusnezow

Pianist Boris Kusnezow’s breakthrough came in 2009, when he was awarded the German Music Competition Prize. Soon thereafter was his debut at the Carnegie Hall, which received excellent reviews from the New York Times: a “most impressive interpretation”.

Born in Moscow, Boris Kusnezow began his musical education at the renowned Gnessin Academy. Since the age of eight he has been living in Germany and completed his studies with Prof. Bernd Goetzke in Hanover.

First prizes in international competitions, a fellowship from the well-known British Borletti-Buitoni Trust, scholarships from Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes as well as multiple CD-recordings all constitute important milestones in his musical career.

Alongside solo performances, the pianist has developed a particular passion for chamber music and Lied accompaniment. As a result Boris Kusnezow gives concerts worldwide in various chamber music ensembles as well as with notable soloists. In Germany he has performed in Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, Prinzregententheater and Gasteig in Munich and at Berlin Philharmonie.

Boris Kusnezow lives in Hannover and teaches at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and at Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ Berlin.


  (Status 2018, Source: Boris Kusnezow)