my name is Boris Giltburg and I am a classical pianist. I was born in Russia but grew up and live in Israel, where I moved with my family at the age of five. I started playing just before leaving Moscow, badgering my mum to teach me until she finally relented (she felt we had enough pianists in the family as it was – both my grandma and great-grandma were pianists and piano teachers too). And, well, I’ve been playing ever since.
classical music is one of my biggest passions and I wanted to give people who are not so much acquainted with it the opportunity and the tools to listen to various works with a classical musician’s ears; my plan was to write detailed listening guides, showing as many aspects of the works as possible, with the hope that understanding the inner workings of a piece may make it less daunting and complex and thus, more accessible. And the big hope, of course, is to share this extraordinary world of classical music, which I love dearly ( = I’m a totally hardcore fan), with as many other people as possible.