Claudio Bohórquez is receiving attention from conductors, fellow musicians, audiences, concert presenters and critics alike as one of the most exciting and fascinating young artists of his generation. He divides his attention between concerto appearances with an impressive array of international orchestras and conductors, solo recitals, chamber music projects and festivals and collaborating with a wide spectrum of visual and performing artists in special projects.
Claudio Bohórquez is a pupil of Boris Pergamenschikow. While winning a number of international competitions at an early age, he was further brought to the music world’s attention for receiving the top prize in the first International Casals Competition in Germany in 2000. He also received a special award for chamber music in this competition and, as part of the award, was allowed to perform on Maestro Casals famed Gofriller cello for several years. His previous competitions include a.o. the Youth Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, the International Rostropovich Competition in Paris and the Geneva International Music Competition. He became a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme in 2002.
Mr. Bohórquez has performed with the Orchestre de Paris, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester, the Münchner Symphoniker, the Staatskapelle Dresden, the NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Orchestre philharmonique de Radio France. In Japan, he has appeared both with the NHK Symphony (including two nationally televised concerts) and the Tokyo Philharmonic. In the United States he has recently appeared with the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the National Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Conductors with whom he has worked include Daniel Barenboim, Herbert Blomstedt, Thomas Dausgaard, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Christoph Eschenbach, Hans Graf, Yakov Kreizberg, Sir Neville Marriner, Krzysztof Penderecki, Leonard Slatkin and David Zinman.