Roman Borisov


1st Prize KlavierOlymp 2022
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As the youngest participant Roman Borisov won the 1st Prize at the Kissinger KlavierOlymp on October 9, 2022. In its statement, the jury wrote:
„[…] with his highly musical, intuitive and structure conscious interpretations of works by Liebermann, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Prokofiev, he demonstrated absolute creative will and impressed through his natural and consistent stage presence.“
Thanks to a sensitive, musically educated nursery school teacher, Roman Borisov was introduced to legendary piano teacher Mary Lebenzon at the early age of four at the Novosibirsk Conservatory. Mrs. Lebenzon accompanied him until 2020. Ever since the earliest child competitions, he drew attention to himself, e.g. winning a scholarship of the Spivakov Foundation.
„The freedom, the mobility of colours, the length of the bow, one might say, of his playing testify to an absolute mastery of the keyboard.”Concert Classic, November 2022
After winning first prize at the Krainev Youth Competition 2019 and numerous concerts in the 2019/2020 season, including in Hamburg, Berlin, at the Piano Festival Ruhr, and at the Gstaad Festival, he decided to move to Berlin after finishing his secondary education. In January 2022, he took the entrance exam at the Hanns Eisler conservatory and was accepted into the class of Prof. Eldar Nebolsin.

The Orpheum Foundation Zurich invited him - after his concert in Zurich - to record Mozart's Piano Concertos KV 413 and KV 415 with the ORF Symphony Orchestras conducted by Howard Griffith in September 2022, as part of a complete recording of Mozart's piano concertos by the Alpha label.
„[This] cemented the impression that this performance might be treasured as a first encounter with an artist destined for greatness.”BACHTRACK, July 2021
His current recital repertoire includes works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikowsky, Prokoviev, Brahms, Chopin, Beethoven. He is an alumnus of the Summer Academy of the Verbier Festival (2019), where he won the Tabor Foundation Award as the best participant of the piano section. At the academy he received important impulses from Sir András Schiff, Klaus Hellwig, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Joaquín Achúcarro and Sergei Babayan. His performance of Rachmaninoff works at the Piano Festival Ruhr (2021) was incorporated into its annual CD release.

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Contacts: Carolin Traute-Breidenbach, Annabell Blank, Arnold Simmenauer (Director)



Programme I

Liebermann: Three Impromptus, Op. 68
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 10 in G major, Op. 14 No 2
Rachmaninov: Variations on a theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Brahms: Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119
Prokoviev: Piano Sonata No 8 in B-flat major

Programme II

Franck: Prélude, Chorale et Fugue FWV 21
Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole S 254
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Songs without words, Op. 67, Vol. 6
Prokoviev: Piano Sonata No 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83


15:00 Uhr
DE / Stuttgart - Liederhalle Beethovensaal
Roman Borisov, Ariane Matiakh, Württembergische Philharmonie Reutlingen
20:00 Uhr
DE / Darmstadt - Orangerie
Roman Borisov


Roman Borisov | Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat major, Op. 83


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