Since his orchestral debut at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony in 1980, Boris Slutsky has appeared on nearly every continent as soloist and recitalist. He has collaborated with eminent conductors and major orchestras including the London Philharmonic; Stuttgart State Orchestra; Bern Symphony Orchestra; Korea’s KBS Symphony Orchestra; the Baltimore, Florida, Utah, and Toronto Symphonies; and major orchestras in Norway, Italy, Spain, Russia, Colombia, Brazil, and South Africa. Slutsky has been heard on recital series throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the Far East, making appearances at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Kaufmann Concert Hall, Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, National Concert Hall in Taipei, Performing Arts Center in Seoul, and the Teatro Colon in Bogota, among many others.
Slutsky has won first prizes in the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, the San Antonio International Keyboard Competition, and the William Kapell International Piano Competition, where he also received the Audience Prize and the William Backhaus Award. In addition he has won major prizes at the Busoni, Pozzoli, Gina Bachauer, and Glenn Gould/Bach competitions.
An avid chamber musician, Slutsky’s collaborations include the critically acclaimed recording of Schumann’s Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Ilya Kaler on the Naxos label, as well as performances with many renowned artists.
Slutsky has served as a jury member of many international piano competitions and presented master classes throughout North and South America, Israel, Europe, and Asia. His students have won prizes at numerous important international events.
Slutsky joined the piano faculty of the Peabody Conservatory in 1993 where he taught until 2021, returning in 2024 as Distinguished Professor of Piano. He was visiting faculty at Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University (2017-2018) and Visiting Professor of Piano at Eastman School of Music (2018-2019). In the fall of 2019 Slutsky was appointed to the faculty of The Yale School of Music where he is currently a Professor in the Practice of Piano.