Boris Slutsky

Boris Slutsky

Visiting Professor of Piano




 Boris Slutsky is consistently acclaimed for his exquisite tonal beauty and superb artistry and emerged on the international music scene when he captured the First Prize—along with every major prize, including the Audience Prize and Wilhelm Backhaus Award—at the 1981 William Kapell International (University of Maryland) Piano Competition. His other accomplishments include first prizes at the Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, and major prizes at the International Bach Competition in Memory of Glenn Gould, Busoni, Rina Sala Gallo, and Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competitions. Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Dimitri Kitaenko and Valery Gergiev.Slutsky joined the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in 1993 and will be a Visiting Professor of Piano, part time, at Eastman starting in fall 2018.