Boris Slutsky stormed onto the international music scene when captured not only the First Prize, but also the Audience Prize and theWihelm Backhaus Award at the 1981 William Kapell (University of Maryland) International Piano Competition. His long list of awards includes First Prizes at Kosciuszko Chopin Competition and San Antonio International Keyboard Competition as well as major prizes at The International Bach Competition in Memory of Glenn Gould, Busoni, Rina Sala Gallo, and Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competitions.
Mr. Slutsky gave his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980. Since then he has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist, collaborating with such eminent conductors as Dimitri Kitaenko, Andrew Davis and Valery Gergiev. He has performed with the London Philharmonic, Stuttgart State Orchestra and Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Neuss am Rhein in Germany, Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland, Bergen Philharmonic in Norway, the RAI Orchestra in Milan, KBS Symphony Orchestra in Korea, and with orchestras in Spain, Russia, Colombia and Brazil. In South Africa he has been a soloist with the orchestras of Capetown, Durban, and Johannesburg. North American engagements have included concerts with the Baltimore, Florida, Utah and Toronto Symphonies. Mr. Slutsky has given solorecitals throughout the United States, in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Canada, Latin America and the Far East.
Mr. Slutsky received his early training at Moscow's Gnessin School for Gifted Children as a student of Anna Kantor. He completed his formal studies at the Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music, and has had a long association with his mentor Alexander Eydelman. Mr. Slutsky joined the faculty of Peabody Conservatory of Music in 1993 where he serves as thePiano Department Chair.