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Boris Bekhterev

  • Pianist

Biography

From 1972 to 1986 Boris Bekhterev taught at the Moscow Conservatoire. During that time, he also ran the Academie Internationale of Tours (France) advanced courses for four years.


From 1987 to 1996, Boris Bekhterev lived in Italy, where he continued to pursue his activities as a concert pianist, giving recitals and playing chamber music with violinists Boris Belkin, Uto Ughi and Pavel Berman, with the flutist, Maxence Larrieu, as well as teaching in various Master Classes.


For several years, he was a member of the "Trio Cesar Franck" (together with the violinist Felice Cusano, and the cellist Susan Moses) and gave concerts in Italy and in the United States. He is regularly invited to be part of the jury of important international competitions. His records have enjoyed a good deal of success. Published by "Melodia" and EMI, they include Schubert's sonatas, some rarely performed pieces by Prokofiev ("Thoughts", "Things in Themselves") as well as works performed together with Vladimir Spivakov.


Now he records for the Phoenix Classics. Since 1996 he has been living in Japan. He is Professor of Piano at Kobe College and Mukowaga University and often gives recitals and plays chamber music with well-known musicians from Japan and other countries.