Borovsky, Alexander

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BOROVSKY, ALEXANDER

BOROVSKY, ALEXANDER (1889–1968), pianist. Born in Mitau (Latvia), Borovsky studied first in Moscow with Safonov, then at the St. Petersburg Conservatory with Esipova from 1907 until 1912, and in the latter year won the Rubinstein Prize. From 1915 to 1920, he taught master classes at the Moscow Conservatory, and then embarked upon a successful international career as a concert pianist. He settled in the United States in 1941 and was appointed professor at Boston University in 1956.