Award winning Israeli violinist and recording artist Boris Abramov has established himself in recent years as a young promising artist, performing across the world as a soloist as well as chamber and orchestral musician. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan in 1989, Mr. Abramov immigrated to Israel in 1990, and began studying the violin at the age of 6 with Stella Zlatkovsky. Since 2001, Mr. Abramov received annual scholarships and prizes from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation and was declared second prize winner in Israel’s Rising Star National Music Competition in 2004. Mr. Abramov has been heard on Israeli Radio broadcasts, playing chamber music at the Jerusalem Music Center and at age 16, served as Concertmaster of the Israel Youth Philharmonic Festival.
At the age of 17, Mr. Abramov 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 the renowned violinist and pedagogue Sergiu Schwartz. Since his move to the United States from his native of Israel, Mr. Abramov 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 was awarded a special prize at the 2009 Pablo de Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona, Spain.
Mr. Abramov 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 with the American Chamber Players as well as performances at the Homecoming Chamber Music Festival in Russia collaborating with world renowned performers such as Alexander Kobrin, Alexander Buzlov, Maxim Rysanov and Roman Mintz. Frequent chamber music collaborations include Wendy Warner, Carmine Miranda, and Sergiu Schwartz.
Boris Abramov’s upcoming album, Mozart-Beethoven Violin and Cello Duets with the renowned Cellist Carmine Miranda, was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Global Music Awards, and released this year by Navona Records.
In May 2014, Mr. Abramov 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).
Mr. Abramov 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.