The pianist Boris Spasski, was born in Moscow and has been living for several years in Switzerland. He is among the new generation emanating from the so-called "Moscow piano school“. In his playing he unites outstanding virtuosity, beauty and sound with wealth of attack and radiation strength as well as natural change, passion and restraint. Thanks to his trademark musicality, this young musician wins over public and critics likewise.
Boris Spasski studied at the Russian Music Academy in Moscow under Professor Oleg Boschniakowitsch, the advocate of the famous Russian piano school of Anton Rubinstein, Sergei Rachmaninov, Konstantin Igumnov, Heinrich Neuhaus and Vladimir Sofronitsky. Objective of this kind of music play is to make the grand piano "singing“ and "speaking“, as it were the human voice.
After graduation from the Music Academy, Boris Spasski was appointed as the permanent soloist of the Moscow Philharmonic Concert Society, which led to numerous concert series. The pianist played a lot with symphonic orchestras, (for example, with The Russian State Radio and Television Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra „New Russia“, Belgorod Symphony Orchestra, Uljanowsk Symphony Orchestra, Russian State Orchestra), and with quartets too, (for example, with Tchajkovsky-Quartet and Dominant-Quartet from Russia, with Casarati-Quartet from Italy and with Aura-Quartet from Switzerland).
"Spasski conjured music full of magic, which one would never want to part with“ - wrote the Russian newspaper “Kultura” after one performance in 1999. The magazine “Philharmonic“ in June 2000 described the pianist as "a master, who can change with elf-like ease from one musical style to another.“ In May 2004 the Swiss newspaper “Zürichsee-Zeitung” called him as “an excellent Pianist”. In April 2005 another Swiss newspaper “Solothurner Zeitung” described his concert as a “Visit of virtuoso performer of Chopin”. In July 2005 the Danish newspaper “Nordjyske Stiftsidende” called him “The Great Spasski”.
In October 2000 Boris Spasski’s first audio CD appeared. In December, the renowned magazine "Das musikalische Leben“ (The musical life), wrote: “To the numerous interpretations of Tschaikowskis "The seasons“ a poetic, immensely talented interpretation had arrived“. In July 2003 his second CD appeared with “Ballads” and “Scherzi“ from Chopin. In the “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” a review of the CD was published which commented that Spasski is: “A pianist and musician who is worthwhile to remember.”
Boris Spasski performs in Russia, Italy, Holland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Denmark, Byelorussia (Belarus), Spain, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Ukraine, Romania and Switzerland.
He has inspired audiences at different festivals in his country and in Europe (2001 - International Music Festival “Radio “Orpheus” presents”, Russia, 2003 - Schubertiade, Switzerland, 2004 - International Music Festival, Russia, Summer Music Festival by the Lake of Zurich, Switzerland, 2005 - XXI International Festival “Sarajevo Winter”, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vendsyssel Festival, Denmark, 2006 - . International Music Festival, Russia, Nyborg Slotskoncerter, Denmark, 35.Langenargener Sommerkonzerte, Germany, 2007 - Christopher Summer Festival, Lithuania, 2008 - “Les Sommets du Classique”, Switzerland, 2009 – Barcelona Festival, Spain., 2010 – “Klavierissimo”, Switzerland, Winter Music International Festival in Sochi (artistic directory – Juri Bashmet), Russia, 39.Langenargener Sommerkonzerte, Germany, Engadiner Festival, Switzerland, 2011 – International Music Festival, Russia, 2012 – Quedlinburger Misiksommer, Germany, 2013 – Krim Festival, Ukraine, 2014 - „Music without Borders“ Festival, Ukraine, 2016 – “Klassik Bülach”, Switzerland; 2018 – festival „Zilele Muzicale Tîrgumureșene”, Romania, “Polivanovo” festival, Russia, “Brandenburgische Sommerkonzerte”, Germany.
The repertoire of this musician is amazingly comprehensive. It includes piano concerts and solo performances from different epochs in various music styles - from Johann Sebastian Bach until the present day.
In November 2008 Boris Spasski’s third CD appeared with Nocturnes, Fantasie-Impromptu, Barcarolle and Berceuse from Chopin.
He made different recordings for Russian broadcasting companies: Russian State Radio, Radio Classic, Radio “Orpheus”, as well as for broadcasting companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, Byelorussia (Belarus) and Lithuania.