Pianist Boris Giltburg was born in 1984 in Moscow and has lived in Tel Aviv since early childhood. He began lessons with his mother at the age of five and went on to study with Arie Vardi. In 2013 he took first prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition, catapulting his career to a new level. Giltburg performs Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the most passionate and beloved concertos in the repertoire, its lyricism and virtuosity charting a trajectory from darkness through idyll to dazzling triumph. Also included are the Études-tableaux, Op 33, richly characterized musical evocations, expressive and often explosive, that reflect a more angular, modern aspect.