Borislav Strulev
(United States/Russia)

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Russian-American cellist Borislav Strulev quickly gained a reputation as a musician of exceptional temperament, charismatic personality and virtuoso technique. The great American pianist Byron Janis said of Borislav Strulev: “He plays as if he were to the cello born. His sound, phrasing, coloring and technique already place him in position to follow the Russian tradition of cello playing. Watch this young man, and more importantly, listen to him.”

The young cellist is popular in every corner of the globe. Borislav collaborates with orchestras such as: Detroit Symphony Orchestra, California Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, The Hawaii Symphony Orchestra, RAI-Radiotelevisione Italiana, Sinfonieorchester Köln, Vienna Tonkünstler of the Music Society of Vienne, Antalya State Symphony Orchestra, Helsingborgs Symfoniorkeste, NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta del Principado de Asturias, Symphony Orchestra of India, Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, Moscow Philharmonic, Moscow Virtuosi, Moscow State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia named after. E.F. Svetlanov, Tatarstan National Symphony Orchestra, symphony orchestras of most South American capitals as well as of South Africa and more. Most notably Borislav collaborates with following conductors: Adrian Leaper, Neeme and Kristjan Järvi, Michael Stern, Miguel Harth-Bedoya, George Pehlevanyan, Marco Parisotto, Rossen Milanov, Zdenek Macal, Sergiu Comissiona, Irwin Hoffman, Andres Mustonen, Antoni Wit, Paul Freeman, Arjan Tien, Tan Lihua, Arkady Leytush, Adrian Prabava, Sebastian Weigle, Eugene Kohn, Pavel Kogan, Alexander Vedernikov, Dmitry Liss, Alexander Sladkovsky, Yuri Simonov.

Borislav Strulev is known by collaboration with top artists from all over the world, such as: Byron Janis, Rohan de Silva, Roger Kellaway, Tian Jiang, Per Tengstrand, Matt Herskowitz, Torleif Thedéen,Martin Fröst, Radovan Vlatkovic, Philippe Quint, Jean-Marc Phillips, Julian Rachlin, Richard Hyung-ki Joo, Alexander Markov, Randy Brecker, Lars Anders Tomter, Janine Jansen, Regina Carter, Dorado, Amati & Samson Schmitt, Russell Malone, Franz Hackl, Eddie Daniels, Paquito D’Rivera, Michel Legrand, Roby Lakatos, Christian McBride, Marc Johnson, Brian Torff, Lewis Nash, Jonathan Moffett, Joe Cocuzzo, Mia Farrow, Kathleen Battle, Eliane Elias, Denyce Greaves, Sean Lennon, Gene Pritsker, Dave Grusin, Bobby McFerrin, Sweet Plantain Quartet, St.Lawrence String Quartet, Denis Matsuev, Elena Obraztsova, Ildar Abdrazakov, Alexander Markovich, Ilya Itin, Sergei Dreznin, Leonid Ptashka, George Garanian, Sergei Yerokhin, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Dmitry Berlinsky, Aydar Gaynullin, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Arkady Shilkloper, Sergei Mazaev, Evgeniy Grishkovec, Igor Butman, Marimba+, Uma2rmaH, Lyaisan Utyasheva, Diana Vishneva, Yulia Makhalina, Ulyana Lopatkina and more.

Borislav is an active participant in the Denis Matsuev ‘s «star» festivals «Crescendo» and the «Stars on Baikal». With Denis he frequently tours in all corners of Russia.

The fame opens up exciting opportunities for creative plans and obtaining the highest recognition. Borislav has been privileged to play for the honor of political leaders as well as stars of show business, such as: Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev, Mikhail Gorbachev, Michael Bloomberg, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Silvio Berlusconi, Prince Alexis N. Obolensky, Natan Sharansky, Billy Joel, Michel Legrand, Sean Lennon, Lord Lloyd Webber, JAY-Z, U2’s Bono, Leonardo DiCaprio. He has performed at the opening of the cultural program of the economic forum in Davos and the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg in the presence of Vladimir Putin and «G8 leaders», in The 6th Russian Rhapsody Charity Gala in London, at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver representing Russia in the framework of Olympics cultural program.

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