After his tremendous Alaska debut at the 2017 Sitka Summer Music Festival, violinist and rising star Nikita Borisevich has been invited back to Alaska by SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey for the 2017 Alaska Airlines Autumn Classics in Anchorage. Nikita will perform works by Bach and Arensky with violist Martin Sher, and cellists Zuill Bailey and Jia Kim on September 9th at 7:30pm, as well as Milstein/Paganini’s “Paganiniana” on Sunday, September 10th at 4pm. Both concerts will be held in the UAA Recital Hall.
Nikita began studying the violin at age five, and by age twelve, made his debut with the Perm Opera Symphony Orchestra, playing a Haydn Violin Concerto. At fifteen, he won a Russian National Competition for Violinists and Cellists called “The Magical Bow” in Perm, Russia, as well as the Perm Youth Music Festival, as a result of which he performed the violin concerto by Max Bruch and Henri Vieuxtemps Violin concertos with the Perm Opera Symphony Orchestra. Later, Nikita enrolled in the Moscow Conservatory on full scholarship.
As a student at the Moscow Conservatory, Nikita toured and performed in Ukraine, Latvia, Spain, and the Czech Republic. Nikita also broadened his musical horizons by attending the Russische Musikakdemie Dortmund (2005). He has performed in such renowned venues as the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Manuel de Falla Auditorium (Granada, Spain), and the W.M.P. Concert Hall in New York City.
Presently, Nikita is pursuing further graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with Victor Danchenko. In 2015, he was Artist-in-Residence for the El Paso Pro Musica Festival, and also offered Master Classes at the University of Texas – El Paso. He would like to thank the Estate of Dorothy Scott Bendann Leitch for establishing the Lindred Scott Bendann Endowed Scholarship in Violin at Peabody.