“Russian grand masters”: Borodin Quartet commences US tour

The Borodin Quartet commences its 2018/19 season tour of the US on 17 March with a series of prestigious concerts.This season marks the quartet’s return to The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for their Winter Festival ‘Russian Panorama’. Embodying this theme perfectly, “the Russian grand masters” (Daily Telegraph Australia) will perform a programme of Miaskovsky, Shostakovich and Borodin. The tour will also include concerts for Chamber Music @ Beall in Eugene, Friends of Chamber Music of Miami, the Rockport Music Series and at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.Details and dates of the tour are below:

Borodin Quartet release new Complete Shostakovich Cycle on Decca

The legendary Borodin Quartet released a brand new collection of Shostakovich’s Complete Works for String Quartet – the culmination of a major recording series for Decca Classics which took place throughout their 70th anniversary season.

With over 7 hours of new recordings, the set includes Shostakovich’s String Quartets 1–15 plus a selection of lesser known works by Shostakovich, including the Borodin Quartet’s debut recording of the ‘Unfinished Quartet’ movement Allegretto in E flat major.

Pianist Alexei Lubimov and trumpet player Sergei Nakariakov join the Borodin Quartet for live recordings of Music from the film Podrugi (‘Girlfriends’), while Alexei Volodin