Nikolay Borchev

Nikolay Borchev was born in Pinsk, Belarus, and studied singing at Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory under Pavel Lisitsian and Maria Ariya and later continued his studies in Berlin at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ under the guidance of Heinz Reeh, Júlia Várady and Wolfram Rieger. He was a prize winner at numerous international vocal competitions.

Baritone Nikolay Borchev began his career at a very young age as a principal at the Bavarian State Opera. After several seasons in Munich, he spent two seasons as a member of the Vienna State Opera. He has made guest appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Carnegie Hall in New York and the Opéra Comique in Paris, as well as at the opera houses of Berlin, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Cologne, Brussels, Leipzig and Düsseldorf and at the Glyndebourne, Bregenz and Salzburg festivals.

The artist still has a close working relationship with his former home, the Bavarian State Opera, to which he most recently returned as Schneidebart in Richard Strauss’ ‘Die schweigsame Frau’, as Prosdocimo in Rossini’s ‘Il Turco in Italia’ and as Der Liebende in Nikolaus Brass’ premiere of ‘Die Vorübergehende’.

Nikolay Borchev is also a highly sought-after concert singer and recitalist. He has been featured with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich, the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Balthasar Neumann-Ensemble, the Freiburger Barockorchester, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and in Utrecht, the Orchéstre National de Lyon, the London Mozart Players, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society in New York, the Waschauer Philharmoniker, the Moscow Philharmonic Society, the RSO Berlin, the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler, with whom he had a special success as Pelléas in ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ at the Musikverein Vienna.

His recital repertoire is extensive, and encompasses cycles by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler and Wolf, as well as selected works by Mussorgsky, Ravel and Shostakovich.

Nikolay Borchev beim Beethovenfest






11:00 am

‘Beethoven Cantata’

  • Nike Wagner speaker
  • Julia Bauer soprano
  • Eva Vogel mezzo soprano
  • Nikolay Borchev baritone
  • Tanguy de Williencourt piano
  • Landesjugendchor Thüringen
  • Mitglieder des Universitätschores Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Nikolaus Müller preparation
  • Beethoven Orchester Bonn
  • Frank Beermann conductor
Works by Camille Saint-Saëns and Franz Liszt
World Conference Center Bonn, Saal »New York«