Belsky Boris — a guitarist, teacher, composer.
He was born on October 20, 1976 in Konotop town, Sumy region, Ukraine.
He took interest in the guitar at the age of 12, having started taking lectures from a teacher, Malyarov V. V., at Children’s music school No. 1.
1993-1997 — student at Sumy State Music School named after D.S. Bortnyansky in the class of a talented teacher, Litovchenko T. V.
1997-2002 – studied at the Kharkov National University of Arts named after I. P. Kotlyarevskogo under the supervision of a famous musician and a teacher, Professor V. I. Dotsenko.
He participated in numerous international contests of classic guitar performers, and was prize winner in:
- Belgorod city, Russia (1996), III-rd place
- Plovdiv city, Bulgaria (2000), II-nd place
- Esztergom city, Hungary (2001), III-rd place
- Sinaia city, Rumania (2004), I-st place
- “Guitar Renaissance”, Gomel city, Belarus (2005), I-st place
- Contest of Czech Embassy, Kiev city, Ukraine (2007), III-rd place
- Ukrainka city, Ukraine (2009), II-nd place
- X International competition “Muses of tne world”, Moscow city, Russia (2018), I-st place.
He got awarded at the international competitions of compositions for guitar:
- IV International Competition “Seven notes – six strings”, Belarus, (2005), diploma
- IV Composition Competition for Guitar Online Fidelio, Spain, (2018), II place
He works as a teacher since 1997 year, there are laureates and award winners of city, national and international contests among his students.
Touring guitar performer– his concerts are always successful events in many cities of Ukraine, Russia, and abroad. Not once worked in the award panel at international competitions, where also performed, gave master classes, worked as a member of the jury.
He participated in arrangement and holding of international competitions, festivals (II-nd Open festival of Valeriy Petrenko, 2003, “GitAs”, 2005 – 2015), international guitar academies (Kiev, 2002, Vorzel town, 2006 – 2014), and numerous concerts.
In 2001 he entered the Association of guitarists at NAUM (National All-Ukraine Union of Musicians), and from 2003 year started to work at its Presidium.
From 2001 to 2017 — a teacher at Kiev Children’s music school No. 7 named after I. N. Shamo, and since 2009 year – a teacher-counselor of highest category.
From 2003 to 2011 – senior lecturer of the musical art academic department at the Kiev National University of Culture and Arts (on class of the guitar).
Since 2003 year – Musical Director, aranger and performer at the Kiev Theater of Poetry and Song.
From 2006 to 2009 – Chief conductor at Kiev Guitar Orchestra at the NAUM Association of guitarists.
From 2013 to 2017 – a teacher of the Kiev College of Culture and Arts on class of the guitar.
From 2014 to 2017 – Art Director and chief conductor at the Orchestra of Kiev guitarists “PektoraL”, a prize winner of international competitions.
Author’s pieces for the guitar were included into compositions’ books, issued in Gomel, Minsk (Belarus), Donetsk, and Kiev (including author’s book “Not only for children” 2005 year, 2006 year). Book of pieces by Ukrainian composers – members of the NAUM Association of guitarists, “Musical Ukraine” 2007 year, 2015).
Not once he participated in scientific and practical conferences, devoted to the guitar art development, upon results of which books with collection of scientific articles were issued (Kharkov city 2010, Tambov city 2010, 2011, Saratov sity 2018).
Methodological works and pieces are regularly published in the magazine “The Guitar in Ukraine“, 2007 — 2016.
In March 2011 a tour of family Duo “Belcanto” took place in South Korea. In 2012 – tour in Germany and France, 2013 – in Serbia, Germany, Czech Republic; since 2014 – in Russia.
In 2012 CD of Duo “Belcanto” was recorded, in 2017 – a solo CD “La Fiesta”, repeatedly took part in the records of albums of other artists as a guest musician.
Since September 2017 lives in Russia, Moscow, works as a teacher of Music School named of V. V. Stasov.