To celebrate Beethoven’s anniversary Giltburg recorded all 32 piano sonatas in 2020 to rave reviews: “his interpretations are enormously pleasurable and at times revelatory… Giltburg’s pianism is ideally suited to late Beethoven” (Five stars, BBC Music Magazine). He also recorded the complete concerti with Vasily Petrenko and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared in the BBC documentary “Being Beethoven”.
Giltburg has delved into the work of Maurice Ravel and will be playing concerti with the Orchestre National de France/Macelaru at Bozar, Brussels Philharmonic/Prieto at Flagey, and Residentie Orkest/Bihlmaier at the Concertgebouw, as well as taking on the whole cycle at Wigmore Hall, including the Violin Sonatas with Alina Ibragimova.
This year, for Rachmaninov’s 150th anniversary, Giltburg completes his recordings of Rachmaninov’s concerto cycle and solo works, which have been lauded as “a gripping performance which shakes us to the existential core, played with great presence and technical refinement” (Crescendo). He will be playing Rachmaninov with the BBC Symphony at the Barbican and the Brussels Philharmonic at Flagey, as well as the Stuttgart Liederhalle, Düsseldorf Tonhalle, Birmingham Town Hall, and other major world stages.
Giltburg regularly plays recitals in the world’s most prestigious halls, including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Carnegie Hall, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Wiener Konzerthaus and Southbank Centre. He has worked with many top orchestras and conductors across the world including the Philharmonia Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, WDR, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Oslo Philharmonic, Netherlands Philharmonic, Dresden Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, NHK Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Hallé Orchestra, BBC Proms, and recently debuted at Santa Cecilia di Roma with Kirill Petrenko.
Since winning the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in 2013, he has received the Opus Klassik for Best Soloist Recording for Rachmaninov concerti and Etudes Tableaux, the Diapason d’Or for Shostakovich concerti and his own arrangement of Shostakovich’s 8th String Quartet, the Gramophone Award for the Dvorak Piano Quintet on Supraphon with the Pavel Haas Quartet, and the Diapason d’Or for their joint 2022 release, the Brahms Piano Quintet. He is an exclusive Naxos artist since 2015.
Giltburg’s blog “Classical music for all” includes listening guides and articles written for BBC Music Magazine, the Guardian, and other publications, which showcase his learned yet wonderfully amusing approach to bringing piano music to general audiences.
* TYB represents Boris Giltburg in Germany and Austria.
Updated July 2023 TYB Arts.