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Tom Borrow


In January 2019, and with only 36 hours’ notice, Tom Borrow was called on to replace renowned pianist Khatia Buniatishvili in a series of 12 concerts, performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra to sensational public and critical acclaim. International Piano magazine named him their “One To Watch” and soon afterwards, Gramophone gave him the same accolade. After his highly praised US debut with the Cleveland Orchestra, Musical America named Borrow their “New Artist Of The Month.” The pianist has been named a BBC New Generation Artist, an honor that includes performances with all the BBC orchestras—at Wigmore Hall and elsewhere—during the two-year tenure, including multiple BBC broadcasts. In July 2022, Borrow made his debut at the BBC Proms and at the Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony, and he was recently presented with the prestigious Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Award.

Born in Tel Aviv in 2000, Borrow has performed as soloist with all major orchestras of his native country. He began studying piano at age five with Dr. Michal Tal at the Givatayim Music Conservatory, and continued with Prof. Tomer Lev of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University. Borrow has been regularly mentored by Murray Perahia, through the Jerusalem Music Centre’s program for outstanding young musicians. He also participated in masterclasses under the instruction of Sir András Schiff, Christoph Eschenbach, Richard Goode, Menahem Pressler, and Tatiana Zelikman, among many others.

Borrow has been invited to perform with major orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Sao Paulo Symphony, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Sinfonica di Milan, and with leading conductors including Bych­kov, Luisi, Eschenbach, Oramo, Fischer, Zhang, Trevino, Oundjian, and Emelyanychev.

Equally in-demand with chamber music and in recital, he has been invited to appear at the Verbier Festival, Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Berlin Konzerthaus, Ruhr Piano Festival, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Vancouver Recital Society, Festival Piano aux Jacobins (Toulouse), and the Aldeburgh and Cheltenham festivals.

Tom Borrow is represented by Sheldon Artists LLC/R. Douglas Sheldon, Managing Partner.