Boris Petrushansky was born in Moscow in 1949 to musician parents. He began piano lessons at the age of five. At the age of 15, he met the pianist, Heinrich Neuhaus, who then took him as a student.
In 1975, Petrushansky graduated his piano studies from the Moscow Conservatory, and won first prize at the Alessandro Casagrande Competition in Terni, Italy. Since then, he had become an international figure in the musical world, with a heavy concert schedule throughout Europe, the Soviet Union, United States, Japan, Australia, and elsewhere. He was also busy teaching at the Moscow Conservatory from 1975-1979.
Petrushansky continued to concertize as well as record in the 1980s. He made a number of critically praised recordings. Among his more important earlier efforts was a 1994 three-disc set of the 24 Preludes and Fugues of Dmitry Shostakovich. Other releases appearing later on, included works by Chopin (Three Impromptus, Four Mazurkas, Four Ballades), Schumann (Fantasia, Op. 17, and Sonata No. 1), and Liszt.
Petrushansky began teaching at the International Piano Academy in Imola in 1991, and the following year took a teaching position in Genoa at the Accademia Ducale.
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