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Boris Abramov



Israeli violinist and recording artist Boris Abramov has established himself in recent years as a young promising violinist, performing across the world as a soloist as well as chamber and orchestral musician. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1989, Boris immigrated to Israel in 1990, and began studying the violin at the age of 6 with Stella Zlatkovsky. During his early years, he has received annual scholarships and prizes from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2001 and was declared second prize winner in Israel’s Rising Star National Music Competition in 2004. During those years, Boris could have been heard on Israeli Radio broadcasts, playing chamber music at the Jerusalem Music Center. At age 16, Mr. Abramov served as Concertmaster of the Israel Youth Philharmonic Festival.

At the age of 17, Boris continued his studies at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University in the United States, where he completed his Bachelor's (cum laude), masters and artist diploma degrees with world renowned violinist and pedagogue Sergiu Schwartz. Since Boris’ move to the United States from his native of Israel, He has participated in several music competitions as a soloist winning several awards at a national and international level, among them include: 3 time Concerto Competition Winner at Columbus State University, National Winner of the MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) Competition for strings in 2008 in Denver, USA, and won a special prize at the 2009 Pablo de Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona, Spain.

Boris' solo career included appearances with the Jerusalem Festival, Columbus Symphony, Lagrange Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Auburn Symphony and Verde Valley Sinfonietta Orchestras, as well as concerts in France, Belgium, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and the United States. Recent chamber music engagements included performances at the 20th Homecoming Festival in Moscow, Russia and performances of the entire Beethoven Sonatas cycle for Piano and Violin with pianist Tzu-Yi Chen, performing in selected cities in Georgia and Alabama (USA), as well as guest appearances with pianist Alexander Kobrin, Cellists Wendy Warner, Carmine Miranda and Alexander Buzlov, and violinists Sergiu Schwartz and Allisa Margulis among others.

In May 2014, Boris was appointed principal second violinist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and currently serves as Professor of Violin at Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University, (USA).

Boris is a Dogal Artist performing exclusively on Dogal Capriccio Violin Strigns and performs on a Anthony Wrona violin made in 1959, in Buffalo, New York.