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Boris Tchaikovsky
photo, 1980s
1925 - 1996

Outstanding 20th century composer

Boris Tchaikovsky (no relation to Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky) studied at Moscow Conservatory with Dmitry Shostakovich, Nikolai Miaskovsky, Vissarion Shebalin and Lev Oborin. His music was performed and/or recorded by such prominent orchestras as London Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, American Symphony, NDR Symphony, Odense Symphony, Lamoureux Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Leningrad Chamber Orchestra of Early and Modern Music, USSR TV & Radio Large Symphony Orchestra, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Camerata Antiqua de Curitiba, and some others, with conductors Alexander Gauk, Samuil Samosud, Arvid Janssons, Yury Silantiev, Kirill Kondrashin, Willy Steiner, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Rudolf Barshai, Edward Serov, Vassily Sinaisky, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Mariss Janssons, Leon Botstein, Timur Mynbaev, Juozas Domarkas, Vladimir Verbitsky, Valery Gergiev, Valery Polyansky, Alexander Vedernikov, Wagner Polistchuk, and by outstanding soloists Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Viktor Pikaizen, Daniil Shafran, Simon Preston, Galina Pisarenko, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Victoria Yagling, Lev Evgrafov, Valentin Feigin, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti, Natalia Burnasheva, Igor Oistrakh, Irina Bochkova, Grigory Feigin, Alexandre Brussilovsky, Oleg Yanchenko, Igor Zhukov, Arthur Moreira Lima, Yuri Serov, Olga Solovieva, as well as such famous quartets as Borodin Quartet, Prokofiev Quartet, Vanbrugh Quartet, Vilnius String Quartet, Suk Quartet, and others.

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"...I consider him to be a genius [...]. I do think that one day people will come to know that two great Russian composers bore the same name..." [Mstislav Rostropovich]

"The music by Boris Tchaikovsky is so important, so gripping and profoundly beautiful that he should be played just as often as his more famous namesake..." [Svenska Dagbladet]

Updated: February 01, 2015
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This site exists since the 1998, and works in accordance with the decision and under the aegis of The Boris Tchaikovsky Society. The group of people (now they are in the Council of the Society) was established themselves in 1994 and are working to promote and support the music of Boris Tchaikovsky since that time. The public non-profit organization The Boris Tchaikovsky Society was founded in 2002 by composer's widow Yanina Iossifovna Moshinskaya-Tchaikovskaya ([25.04.1920 - 5.05.2013]), his pupils, and by musicologists who studied the music of Boris Tchaikovsky.
The Society was officially registered in 2003. Among the Honorary Members of the Society there are such outstanding musicians as Vladimir Fedoseyev, Viktor Pikaizen, Edward Serov,
Andrei Golovin. The foreign members include the musicologists, musicians and music enthusiasts from Ireland, UK, USA, Switzerland, France, Germany, Brasil, Netherlands and Belgium. The activity of the Society is supported by Andrei Eshpai, Roman Ledenyov, Valery Kikta, Alexander Rudin.
The late Rudolf Barshai, Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich, Valentin Berlinsky, Karen Khachaturian, Timur Mynbaev were the Society's supporters.
Society assisted in issues of more than 20 CDs (including new recordings, some of them - world premiere recordings) on such labels as Naxos, Chandos Records, Hyperion Records, Relief, Profil Medien, Albany Records, Northern Flowers, Melodiya, Boheme Music; assisted in the preparation of: Chamber Music Festival devoted to the music of Boris Tchaikovsky (the first in the world!) in Ghent (Belgium, 2004), performance of Cello Concerto in Paris (France, 2004), performance of Six Etudes in Odense (Denmark, 2005), performances of chamber works at the "SovietFest" in Manchester (UK, 2006), performances of some pieces on West Cork Chamber Music Festival (Ireland, 2010-11), and many others. In 2007 The Society launched the scores series "Boris Tchaikovsky. Selected Works". By requests we sent many recordings, scores and parts to dozen countries.
The Society is open for everyone who admires the music of Boris Tchaikovsky.

"Thanks to the lively efforts of the Moscow-based Boris Tchaikovsky Society, we are building up a rounded picture of this important figure in Soviet music ..." [David Nice, BBC Music Magazine]

"Ample credit and gratitude shall be given to the Boris Tchaikovsky Society, whose tireless efforts in bringing his music to the fore of recognition and appreciation give the composer his honor he richly deserves..." [David A. Hollingsworth, Washington, DC USA]

"The Boris Tchaikovsky Society's efforts are paying dividends when you realise the boom in the number of Tchaikovsky CDs being issued..." [Rob Barnett, Editor, Classical Music on the Web]