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Boris Goldstein (Busya Goldshtein) (25 of December 1922, Odessa - 8 of November 1987, Hanover, Germany) was one of the brightest stars of violin. A fantastically talented Soviet violinist whose music career was greatly hindered by the political situation in the USSR at that time. As a young prodigy, he started violin studies in Odessa with the eminent pedagogue, Pyotr Stolyarsky. As a teenager, Boris Goldstein, was singled out by Heifetz as being USSR's most brilliant violin talent.

He won the fourth prize of the 1935 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Warsaw; Ginette Neveu from France came first, David Oistrakh second, and Josef Hassid from Poland received the honorary diploma.

In 1937, at one of the most prestigious international competitions of its time, the International Ysaye Competition, Stolyarsky students caused a sensation. Top prizes were garnered by David Oistrakh, Boris Goldshtein (Goldstein), Yelizaveta Gilels and Mikhail Fikhtengoltz. The Soviet Politburo was indeed riding the propaganda machine to its fullest. "The results of the sessions created a profound impression: the Soviet school, with an assurance that bordered on arrogance, carried off all the prizes from the first down. The latter was awarded without the slightest discussion to the great David Oistrakh. Everyone else had to be content with crumbs; the Belgian violin school, though still a source of pride, failed, and its absence at the final was much commented on; Arthur Grumiaux and Carlo Van Neste, both young and inexperienced, were not able to convince the jury." [1]

Later he was forced to emigrate from Russia.....arriving in Germany, he taught and nurtured many budding musicians (but his solo career never recovered).

The composer Mikhail Goldstein was his brother. Notable students of Boris Goldstein include Zakhar Bron and Alexander Skwortsow.

External links[edit]


  • Roth, Henry (1997). Violin Virtuosos: From Paganini to the 21st Century. Los Angeles, CA: California Classics Books. ISBN 1-879395-15-0
  • В сб.: Музыкальное исполнительство, в. 6, М., 1970, с. 162—193; - Гринберг М., Пронин В., В классе П. С. Столярского
  • «Советская музыка», 1972, № 3. - Ойстрах Д., Фурер С., Мордкович Л., О нашем учителе. (К столетию П. С. Столярского)

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Boris Goldstein plays Mendelssohn

The third movement (Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace) from the Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, performed by the great Boris Goldstein (1922-1987)...

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Boris Goldstein plays Russian Dance

Russian Dance by P. Tschaikowski, recorded 1948, with V. Petrushanskiy.

Boris Goldstein N.Rakhlin O.Feltsman Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E-minor

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Boris Goldstein Handel 'Gebet'

Boris Goldstein performs Carl Flesch's transcription of Handel's 'Gebet' (Prayer) from Te Deum for violin and piano - Enjoy!

Boris Goldstein-Brazileira from Scaramouche audio only

Violinist Boris Goldstein and pianist Ella Selkina play music of Darius Milhaud, arranged by Jascha Heifetz. audio only.

Prokofiev: Gavotte (Boris Goldstein, violin)

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Crain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:11:15 -0700

The company's products include PotBot, a virtual "budtender" developed by co-founder Boris Goldstein, David's father and an expert in artificial intelligence. PotBot applies algorithms and data to the job of matching specific strains and dosages to ...

Mintpress News

Mintpress News
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:35:30 -0700

Based in New York, and founded in October 2013 by Dr. Boris Goldstein and his son, David, who works as the startup's director of communications, the company offers three products — PotBot, BrainBot and NanoPot — that are designed to streamline the ...

Umbria Journal il sito degli umbri

Umbria Journal il sito degli umbri
Mon, 06 Apr 2015 02:22:30 -0700

I tre incontri, che sono previsti nel mese di aprile, e che saranno tenuti dal Maestro Alberto Batisti – direttore artistico della Fondazione Perugia Musica Classica – intenderanno presentare, con copiosi esempi musicali, questa relazione fondamentale ...

Slipped Disc

Slipped Disc
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 03:24:40 -0800

You seem to have an issue with the 1st Boris Goldstein competition before the event even started. I don't know what's your intention, but sure sounds like a sinister one. “Tiger Mum”, “Push” and “Stands no chance of winning”. Wow Norman, you have ...


Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:45:26 -0800

WATCH: A Victoria mother is making a huge sacrifice to allow her son to pursue his musical dream. Kylie Stanton reports. A Victoria mom is selling her home to help her son, a promising violinist, pursue his dream. Fifteen-year-old Ryan Howland has been ...

Times Colonist

Times Colonist
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 02:41:57 -0800

Ryan's immediate goal is to raise money to compete at the International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition, running Jan. 21 to 31 in Bern, Switzerland. With this in mind, he hopes to garner at least $700 at a fundraising concert at James Bay United ...


Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:05:21 -0800

"It's an organic extension of all technologies which we have been developing for more than 15 years in artificial intelligence, EEG and DNA," said Boris Goldstein, who launched PotBotics in October 2013. "We want to help patients get better consulting ...
Victoria News
Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:07:30 -0800

He has been accepted to compete at the International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition in January 2015 in Bern, Switzerland. “The [competitions] I'm doing now, the level is so high [and] I've just started getting to that level.” To pay for all of his ...

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