Boris Vayner

Native of Novosibirsk, Russia, Boris Vayner has been enjoying a diverse career in music. After starting playing violin at the age of 7, Mr. Vayner continued his education earning Bachelor degrees from Novosibirsk Music College and Novosibirsk State University (majoring in mathematics), and Master degrees in viola performance from the St. Petersburg Conservatory and the New England Conservatory. He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

Boris Vayner was a founder and a director of the Suprima Chamber Orchestra comprised of students of the Wichita State University. He successfully led the orchestra to performances in Russia, in 2012, and at the Barge Music in New York, in November 2014. For the performance in New York the Suprima Chamber Orchestra collaborated with the conducting and violin prodigy, Jonathan Okseniuk, who is also Mr. Vayner’s private student in conducting.

Since 2005, Mr. Vayner has been the violist of the Grammy nominated St. Petersburg String Quartet, intensively touring throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. The highlights of his career include performances at Lincoln Center, Library of Congress, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Manchester Bridgewater Hall, Dublin National Concert Hall, London King’s Place, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Great Hall, and appearances at such festivals as Schleswig-Holstein (Germany), MIMO (Brazil), Buxton (England), Fishguard (Wales), Music Mountain, Rockport, and Mainly Mozart in San Diego, among others.

In addition, Boris Vayner is also a member of the St. Petersburg Piano Quartet that debuted in New York in May 2014. He collaborated with such internationally renowned artists as Leon Fleisher, Michael Tree, Peter Donohoe, Anton Nel, David Shifrin, and Misha Dichter.

As a pedagogue, Mr. Vayner has been successfully teaching viola and coaching chamber music at the Wichita State University. His students went on winning concerto area competitions, as well as local and national chamber music competitions. He also served as a sabbatical replacement at the Luther College, for the spring semester 2013.

Besides performing music, Boris Vayner is an avid arranger; his arrangement of Bach Chaconne for a string quartet was performed live on BBC 3 radio station in London, in July 2012.