Born in Moscow and now living in Bologna, Boris Begelman began his violin studies at the early age of seven. After music school and college he graduated from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory under the guidance of Mikhail Gotsdiner (violin) and Dmitry Sinkovsky (baroque violin), and later studied with Alexei Lubimov.
Following his growing interest in Early Music, Boris obtained his diploma in baroque violin magna cum laude at the Conservatorio Bellini di Palermo with Enrico Onofri (violin) and Riccardo Minasi (chamber music) in January 2013.
Boris regularly appears as konzertmeister and as soloist with some of today's finest baroque orchestras, including "Il Complesso Barocco" (Alan Curtis), "Concerto Italiano" (Rinaldo Alessandrini), "Accademia Bizantina" (Ottavio Dantone), "Cappella Gabetta" (Andres Gabetta), "Il Pomo d'oro", "Cappella Mediterranea". He has performed as a soloist under the baton of Giovanni Antonini, Ottavio Dantone, Enrico Onofri and other world-renowned conductors.
Boris recently conducted "Accademia Bizantina", "Il Pomo d'Oro orchestra" and Max Cencic at Op?ra de Lausanne, toured China as a part of the Eggner Trio and conducted "Cappella Gabetta Orchestra" with Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux at the Forum Am Schlosspark, Ludwigsburg. In season 2015/16 the first recording with his ensemble "Arsenale Sonoro" featuring Telemann violin sonatas for DHM (Sony Classics) was highly acclaimed by critics from all over the world.
Among his next engagements Boris will appear both as soloist and conductor at the festivals in Merano, Paris (Salle Gaveau), Munich (Prinzregententheater), Berlin, Bernau, Helmstedt, Dresden (Kulturpalast), Timisoara. He will make his Canadian debut in April 2018 conducting Arion Baroque Orchestra.
His next CD release "Bach, Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo" is scheduled for November 2017 on DHM (Sony Classics) label.
Boris plays on a violin by Louis Moitessier from the 1790s.