Israeli Boris Giltburg wins prestigious piano competition in Belgium

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A young Israeli pianist, Boris Giltburg, won Saturday night the 2013 edition of the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, one of the most prestigious in the world.

He seduced the jury by his originality, impeccable technique and emotional performance.

28-year-old Giltburg, who was born in Moscow and lives in Tel Aviv, is one of the most promising young pianist in Israel.

He played with some of the best orchestras in the world. He was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society Young Artist Award 2008.

In 2011 Giltburg won the second prize in the International Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition, the highest achievement of any Israeli pianist in the history of this competition.