Boris Andrianov, cellist
Born in 1976 to a family of musicians, Boris Andrianov studied at the Moscow Gnessin Music School, with Natalia Shakhovskaya at the Moscow State Conservatory and with David Geringas at the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He is the winner of the bronze medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1998), First Prize-winner (including all special prizes) at the International Antonio Janigro Cello Competition in Zagreb (2000), laureate of the 6th International Rostropovich Competition in Paris (1997), the First International Shostakovich Competition in Germany (1997) and the International Isang Yun Cello Competition in Korea (2003), among others. He has performed with many orchestras, including the Mariinsky Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin and Vienna chamber orchestras, Orchestre National de France and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, under such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Vasily Petrenko and Gianandrea Noseda. His festival appearances include Colmar, Dubrovnik, Ludwigsburg, Rheingau, Davos, Edinburgh and the Swedish Royal Festival. An active chamber musician, he has played with Yuri Bashmet, Leif Ove Andsnes, Menahem Pressler, Akiko Suwanai, Janine Jansen, Julian Rachlin, Denis Matsuev and others. In 2008 Moscow hosted the first-ever cello festival in Russia, VIVACELLO, of which Boris Andrianov is Artistic Director. In 2009 he received the Russian Government Cultural Award for the project Star Generation, of which he has served as Artistic Director since 2007, and became Professor at the Moscow State Conservatory. Boris Andrianov plays a Montagnana cello from the Russian State Collection of Unique Musical Instruments.