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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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musik heute

musik heute
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 00:07:30 -0700

Der Gewinner des Moskauer Paganini-Wettbewerbs 2010 und Sieger der Young Concert Artist International Auditions 2012 in New York war 2015 auch beim Violin-Wettbewerb Boris Goldstein in Bern erfolgreich. Sein Spiel ist lebhaft, virtuos und gewandt.
The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)
Tue, 02 Jun 2015 04:43:10 -0700

In 2010 he won third laureate at the Paganini Moscow International Competition, in 2012 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York, and earlier this year he won the International Boris Goldstein Competition in Berne, Switzerland.

Crain's New York Business

Crain's New York Business
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 03:05:42 -0700

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The Strad

The Strad
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:01:24 -0700

The XV International Tchaikovsky Competition has announced the 25 violin finalists progressing to the live rounds following the auditions stage. This year, 48 potential violin candidates were invited to take part in auditions in Moscow, alongside 48 ...


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Fri, 07 Nov 2014 22:11:15 -0800

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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 ...

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 ...

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