Professor of the Vienna University of Music, Professor of the Graz University of Music and Performing Arts
Boris Kuschnir graduated from the P. I. Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory (class B. Belenky) and completed postgraduate study at the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music (under the guidance of V. Berlinsky). He is a winner and laureate of numerous international competitions of violinists and chamber music (Paris, Belgrade, Zion, Trapani, Bratislava, Florence, Trieste, Gorizia, Hamburg, and Vercelli).
In 1970 he founded the Moscow String Quartet. He was its member until 1979. In 1981 Boris Kuschnir moved to Austria. In 1984 he became a professor at the Vienna Conservatory, in 1999 – a distinguished professor at the University of Music and Theater in Graz.