Laureate of the International Competition for Bass players in Geneva, Russian-Dutch double bass player Boris Kozlov is active as a soloist with various international orchestras, ensembles, in chamber music and gives solo performances around the globe.
After completing his studies at the Leningrad State Conservatory, he worked at the Mariinsky Theatre.
For 20 years he sustained assistant principal double bass at the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of legendary Eugene Mravinsky. He worked with conductors such as Neeme Järve, Kirill Kondrashin, Sir Georg Solti, Kurt Masur, Juri Temirkanov, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, and many others. Throughout his long career, he collaborated with soloists like Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Bella Davidovich, Victor Tretiakov.
In 1992 he moved to Spain, and hold the position of a principal bass player in Symphonic orchestra OSPA (Oviedo, Spain). From 1993 until August 2013 he was principal bass of the Dutch Radio Orchestras.
Currently, 2014 Boris Kozlov is the principal double bass in the Symphony Orchestra of India. Additionally, Boris divides the world touring as bass principal in various orchestras. The long list includes The Symphony Orchestra of India, Het Gelders Orkest, Philharmonie Zuid Nederland, and the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest in Amsterdam.
A frequent guest bassist at the most prestigious ensembles, Boris Kozlov works with «Stradivarius», «Musique du Corse », «Holland Wind Players», with chamber orchestras «Moscow Virtuosy», «New European Strings», «Amsterdam Chamber Orchestra», «Amsterdam Camerata», «Festival Strings Lucerne» and many others.
For over 20 years Boris Kozlov sustained the position of Double Bass Professor at the Leningrad State Conservatory.
He has given master classes in various countries: Russia, Finland, and others. His students hold principal positions in many orchestras in Russia, Spain, Israel, and the Netherlands.
Boris Kozlov is widely recognized as one of the best bass players by conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Victor Spivakov, Jaap van Zweden, Valery Gergiev and many others.