Born in 1977 as fourth generation in a family of musicians, Boris Brovtsyn started to play the violin with his grandfather and went on to enter the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory when he was 17, graduating with top honors five years later. Having won several top prizes, he continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music, where he has now been teaching since 2010. In addition, he gives master classes all around the world, being in ever-increasing demand as both soloist and chamber musician. He appears on numerous recordings with Decca, BIS, Onyx and Naxos labels. With Janine Jansen he won the ECHO Klassik award for Schubert and Schoenberg works, and his recording with Martin Fröst of the Brahms clarinet quintet was nominated for the Gramphone award. Brovtsyn’s latest recording is a CD of Ysaye’s solo violin sonatas.