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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"]
photo, 1980s years
1925 - 1996
Boris Tchaikovsky - 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. The first interpreters of his music include such renowned figures as Alexander Gauk, Samuil Samosud, Yuri Silantiev, Kirill Kondrashin, Rudolf Barshai, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Edward Serov, Viktor Pikaizen, Natalia Burnasheva, the Borodin Quartet and the Prokofiev Quartet. His music also was performed and/or recorded (and has been performing and recording now) by such prominent orchestras as London Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Staatskapelle Dresden, American Symphony, NDR Symphony, Odense Symphony, Lamoureux Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, USSR TV & Radio Large Symphony Orchestra (now - P.I. Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra), and some others, with conductors Arvid Janssons, Willy Steiner, Vassily Sinaisky, Mariss Janssons, Leon Botstein, Timur Mynbaev, Juozas Domarkas, Vladimir Verbitsky, Valery Gergiev, Valery Polyansky, Alexander Vedernikov, Wagner Polistchuk, Vladimir Ziva, Kirill Ershov, and by outstanding soloists Daniil Shafran, Simon Preston, Galina Pisarenko, Natalia Shakhovskaya, Victoria Yagling, Lev Evgrafov, Valentin Feigin, David Geringas, Ivan Monighetti, Igor Oistrakh, Grigory Feigin, Oleg Yanchenko, Igor Zhukov, Arthur Moreira Lima, Alexander Rudin,Yuri Serov, Olga Solovieva, Haik Kazazyan, Christopher Marwood, as well as such famous quartets as The Vanbrugh Quartet, Vilnius String Quartet, Suk Quartet, and others.

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Updated: February 19th, 2022
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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 support and dissiminate 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 music enthusiasts. The Boris Tchaikovsky 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 Roman Ledenyov, Alexander Rudin, Valery Kikta. The late Rudolf Barshai, Galina Vishnevskaya, Mstislav Rostropovich, Valentin Berlinsky, Karen Khachaturian, Andrei Eshpai, Timur Mynbaev were the Society's supporters.
Society assisted in issues of more than 20 CDs (including new and world premiere recordings) on such labels as Naxos, Chandos Records, Hyperion Records, Relief, Profil Medien, Albany Records, Northern Flowers, Melodiya, Toccata Classics; assisted in the preparation of: Boris Tchaikovsky Chamber Music Festival (the first in the world!) in Gent (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 2005 The Boris Tchaikovsky Award was launched. 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]