Dr. Boris Konovalov

Dr. Boris Konovalov /  Piano Festival "Clavis"

One of the most prominent pianists of his generation, Dr. Boris Konovalov has received his education from Novosibirsk Glinka Conservatory,MD (under Prof. S. Gindis) and then Moscow Tchailovsky Conservatory, DMA under Prof. Vera Gornostaeva ,who was a student of legendary H. Neuhaus--the teacher of Gilels and Richter.

At the age 11 Boris won his First prize, it was at All-Siberia piano competition. At the age 21 he won First prize at All-Russia piano competition in Kazan, 1977.

Since  then Dr. Konovalov had numerous tours in many countries, including Russia, Israel, Germany, England, Austria, USA, China, South Korea and Canada.

The highlights of these concerts are performances at The Chopin Society in London and Jerusalem, International Festivals in Banff, Russia Great Hall in Moscow and recitals in Vienna, Austria.

Boris Konovalov performed his first Concerto ( Liszt # Concerto #1) at the age of 16. Since then he collaborated with such distinguished conductors as Arnold Katz (Russia), Vassilij Sinaisky (UK), Robert Bernhardt (US), Lu Sha (China) , Alexei Kornienko (Austria) and others.

Dr. Konovalov started teaching at the age of 23.His teaching experience includes Professor’s positions at Novosibirsk Glinka Conservatory (Russia), Jerusalem Rubin Academy and Mevasseret-Zion music Conservatory (Israel), Alberta College Music Conservatory (Edmonton, Canada), Tom Lee Music Academy (Vancouver, Canada).

Master classes were held in Art College of Nicosia, Cyprus, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, University and Art High School in Seoul, South Korea, Sapporo music Conservatory, Japan, Baunatal Conservatory, Germany, Phoenix State University, USA.

Dr. Konovalov is in a great demand as adjudicator on various Festivals and Competitions, including the North Shore Festival and the Russian Music Festival in Vancouver, Canada, Canadian Music Competition (CMC) through all Canada, Jerusalem music Festivals, Israel, and many of those in Russia.

Vast repertoire of Boris Konovalov includes Beethoven’s 32 sonatas, about 40 solo programs and 30 piano Concertos.

Dr. Konovalov is a member of the Faculty at International Music Festivals in Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic.

 

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