Boris Abramov, hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “a violinist of outstanding technical accomplishment and exceptional musical talent,” has established himself in recent years as a promising artist, performing across the world as a soloist as well as a chamber and orchestral musician. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Mr. Abramov immigrated to Israel and began studying the violin at the age of 6 with Stella Zlatkovsky. He served as Concertmaster of the Israel Youth Philharmonic Festival at age 16, and has been heard on Israeli Radio broadcasts and playing chamber music at the Jerusalem Music Center. At age 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, master’s, and artist diploma degrees with the renowned violinist and pedagogue Sergiu Schwartz.
Recent chamber music engagements include performances with the American Chamber Players, and at the Killington Music Festival in Vermont and the XX and XXI Homecoming Chamber Music Festival in Russia, collaborating with world-renowned performers such as Alexander Kobrin, Alexander Buzlov, Anton Dresller, Maxim Rysanov, Roman Mintz, and Wendy Warner. Mozart-Beethoven Violin and Cello Duets, Mr. Abramov’s latest CD with renowned cellist Carmine Miranda, was released to critical acclaim by Navona Records, and besides being nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award, it was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Global Music Awards. Mr. Abramov currently serves as Principal Second Violinist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and as Professor of Violin at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University.
Mr. Abramov has participated in several national and international competitions as a soloist, winning awards including Concerto Competition Winner at Columbus State University (three times), MTNA Competition National Winner, and a special prize at the 2009 Pablo de Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona, Spain. Mr. Abramov’s solo career includes appearances with the Jerusalem Festival, Columbus Symphony, Lagrange Symphony, Brevard Symphony, Auburn Symphony, and Verde Valley Sinfonietta Orchestras, as well as recitals and concerts in three continents. As the Vice President of SVIMF, Mr. Abramov leads fund-raising endeavors and provides special insight to all related activities by developing and enforcing policies which align with the mission and vision.