Violinist Boris Abramov has received annual scholarships and prizes from the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2001, and won second prize in Israel’s Rising Star National Music Competition in 2004. At age 16, he served as Concertmaster of the Israel Youth Philharmonic Festival, having begun studying the violin at age seven with Stella Zlatkovsky. During his studies at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, Boris was awarded First Prize at the 2008 Music Teachers National Association Competition in Denver, won a special prize at the 2009 Pablo de Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain, and was a three-time winner of CSU’s Concerto Competition. He recorded a CD with nationally acclaimed guitarist Chad Ibison, featuring music from Columbus. Boris holds a Bachelor’s degree (Cum Laude), an Artist Diploma Certificate, and Master’s degree from Columbus State University. In October of 2014, Boris performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as a guest soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. He is currently serving as principal second violinist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and as an Adjunct Violin Professor at the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.