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Boris Abramov, violin

Hailed as “a violinist of outstanding technical accomplishment and exceptional musical talent” (Fanfare Magazine), violinist Boris Abramov has established himself as an versatile artist, performing across the world as a soloist as well as a chamber and orchestral musician.

Mr. Abramov began studying the violin at the age of 6, and continued his studies at the Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University in the United States with the renowned violinist and pedagogue Sergiu Schwartz. During his studies, Mr. Abramov has won numerous awards at the national and international levels including a prize at the 2009 Pablo de Sarasate International Competition in Pamplona, Spain. In 2021, Mr. Abramov received the Young Alumni Award from Columbus State University “in recognition of a commitment to excellence in post-collegiate life and a significant or ongoing commitment to extraordinary work, research, volunteerism or service to Columbus State University”.

Mr. Abramov’s international performing career included appearances as a soloist with the Jerusalem Festival, Columbus, Lagrange, Brevard, Auburn, and Verde Valley Sinfonietta Orchestras as well as recitals in France, Belgium, Estonia, Switzerland, Norway, Russia and across the United States. Recent engagements include performances with the American Chamber Players as well as performances at the Killington and Montecito Music Festivals in Vermont and California. Mr. Abramov recent chamber music collaborations include world-renowned performers such as Alexander Kobrin, Peter Takacs, Esther Park, Carmine Miranda, Kyung Eun Choi and Chad Ibison, 

Boris Abramov’s debut album, Mozart-Beethoven Violin and Cello Duets with the renowned cellist, Carmine Miranda was released to critical acclaim by Navona Records and was awarded the Silver Medal at the 2017 Global Music Awards and nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award.

An avid orchestral musician,  Mr. Abramov served as principal second violinist of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra (2014-2023), and regularly invited to perform with symphony orchestras across the US including the Charleston, Albany, Columbus, Hilton Head, and Paducah symphonies. 

As an educator, Mr. Abramov serves as Vice-President of the Samuel Vargas International Music Foundation and conducts seminars and masterclasses in some of the finest music festivals and institutions across the world. Mr. Abramov’s students have continued their studies in some of the world’s finest universities and hold prestigious positions in leading orchestras and music institutions. Mr. Abramov is currently on the violin faculty of the Schwob School of Music – Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) and Belmont University (Nashville, TN). 

Mr. Abramov performs on a Sergio Peresson violin, made in 1982 in Haddonfield, NJ.