1969

I was born on January 4.

The first seven years of life I was known as Elyashberg Boris Vadimovich. At seven years old my parents changed the last name to
Berezovsky

1974

As a child, I played the piano for 3-4 hours a day for ice cream.

The first concert I played in the cinema for a cake at the age of 5 years.

School

1984

Then the Gnessin school and the first concert with the orchestra in the now defunct hall «Russia».

In my program there was a concerto Kabalevsky and in the end the fee — soup, julienne and ice cream (that is, the appetite grows).

Amazing teachers Irina Rodzevich and Ismail  Alterman did everything to teach to play and have a joy from classes!

Ismail Abramovich
Alterman
Photo from the archive of the Obraztsov theater

Irina Sergeevna
Rodzevich​

With dad in Kislovodsk on vacation.

Hobbies in my youth

Vladimir Vladimirovich
Sofronitsky

Fryderyk
Chopin

Shura
Cherkassky

I still don't understand how Cherkassky could play so good
Even in 50!

Gustav
Mahler

The first unrequited love —
Natalia Sidorenko in the second class.

My favorite band is «Genesis».

Genesis - That's All (Official Music Video)

Graduated a year early to not to go to the army.

Once again thanks to parents that bought off for 3000 rubles from army.

Conservatory

I studied at the Moscow state Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the legendary Eliso Virsaladze and preparated for the first international competitions.

1987

4th prize at the Leeds competition.

1990

1 prize at the Ninth international Tchaikovsky competition.

Eliso Konstantinovna
Virsaladze

For all this — a huge gratitude to Eliso.

My success is largely due to her merits and great work.

And for the last stage I studied with the teacher of Alexander I. Sats. A man who literally breathed into me musical life and consciousness.

And now the pianist is ready for concert activity!​

I remember talking to a colleague and bragging about the upcoming performances: «first Geneva, Zurich, Paris. Then 10 concerts…», he ironically remarked «the main thing is not to confuse the sequence!»

I hope not to confuse cities, compositions and piano keys for another 40 years!