Boris Bloch: A master of the Russian school of music

A pianist of international renown, Boris Bloch is to close the C. Bechstein concert series at Berlin’s Konzerthaus on June 14, 2019, playing works by Chopin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff.


BORIS BLOCH was born in Odessa in 1951. After studying in Moscow under Dmitri Bashkirov, he participated successfully in several international piano competitions and won First Prize at the Young Concert Artists Auditions (New York, 1976), Silver Medal at the Arthur Rubinstein competition (Tel Aviv, 1977), and First Prize at the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition (Bolzano, 1978).

Subsequently, he performed hat Berlin’s Philharmonic Hall and was invited to numerous music festivals (Carinthischer Sommer, Klavier-Festival Ruhr, Rheingau-Musikfestival, etc.). Several of his CD recordings have acquired benchmark status, especially that of Liszt’s opera paraphrases, which was awarded the Grand Prix International du Disque Liszt, and his CD of Mussorgsky’s works for piano, which received the Prix d’excellence du disque.

Boris Bloch has been teaching at the Folkwang University of Arts in Essen since 1985. Moreover, he was the artistic director of the first Carl Bechstein International Piano Competition held in 2006.

Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise fis-Moll op. 44, Ballade Nr. 3 As-Dur op. 47
Sergej Rachmaninow: Morceaux de Fantasie op.3, 1. Elegie, 5. Serenade, Fünf Preludes D-Dur op.23/4, g-Moll op.23/5, G-Dur op.32/5, a-Moll op.32/8, gis-Moll op.32/12, Zwei Etudes-Tableau fis-Moll op.39/3, Es-Dur op.33/7
Franz Liszt: Polonaise S.223 Nr. 2 E-Dur, Années de pèlerinage, Troisième année, Aux Cyprès de la Villa d’Este Les jeux d’eau à la Villa d’Este
Franz Liszt/ Giuseppe Verdi: Réminiscences de Boccanegra S.438
Franz Liszt/ Richard Wagner: Isoldes Liebestod S.447
Franz Liszt: Zwei Konzertetüden S.145 8‘ Waldesrauschen Gnomenreigen, Études de Exécution transcendante, Etüde Nr. 10 f-Moll


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