Borys Fedorov

Composer - Piano

Borys Fedorov received his advanced degree in piano performance at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, where he graduated with distinction in 1983 (class of G. Axelrod). For more than three decades he has been a professor of piano at Kiev’s State Conservatory as well as the Lysenko Kiev Specialised Musical College For Exceptional Young Talents. Borys is a concert pianist of rare creative talents and whose vast repertoire embodies the works of composers from many different styles and periods. He is the winner of multiple International Piano Competitions, In 2020, Borys discovered a hidden talent and passion in composition. His works were received with great enthusiasm by many top musicians and other composers alike.


Since 1994, Borys regularly appeared in the National Philharmonic of Ukraine as soloist and with orchestras. Among orchestras he has performed with are the Porto Symphony Orchestra, conducted by K. Goleminov, the Symphony Orchestra of Samara conducted by Mikhail Shcherbakov, National Orchestra of Ukraine under the baton of V. Sirenko, and many others. Recently, he has also performed in a piano duo together with his daughter, Anna Fedorova, at the Grote Zaal of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and gave a series of solo recitals and masterclasses in Beijing and around the province of Hunan in China. He regularly performs solo recitals across Ukraine and Russia, having recorded numerous times with the National Television and Radio Company of Ukraine. His recordings include works by Scarlatti, Haydn, Debussy, Ravel, Albeniz, Rachmaninoff, Messiaen, and a large number of Ukrainian Composers such as M. Lysenko, Y. Schurovsky, and V. Silvestrov. He was also a jury member in the Sacred Music Competition (Lugansk, 2000), the regional piano competition in Krivoy Rog, and the Silver Note Competition in Odessa.


As an extremely successful pedagogue, many of Borys’ students are now developing impressive careers around the world. Apart from regularly conducting master classes in various cities of Ukraine, Netherlands, China and Greece, he was also artistic director of the Music Festival Young Concert Pianists of Georgia and Ukraine, held at the big hall of the National Philharmonic, a celebration of Georgia’s Independence Day (2007).


In 2020, Borys received a title of Honorary Artist of Ukraine, awarded by the president of the country for numerous artistic achievements and valuable input into the cultural life of Ukraine.