Active as both a soloist and chamber musician, Pippa Borisy has been featured on television and radio including WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago and National Public Radio. Ms. Borisy’s numerous chamber concerts include performances at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Trinity Chapel, Goethe House and the Ukrainian Institute; the Israel Philharmonic’s Chamber Music Series at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel; the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago; the Music Festival of the Hamptons directed by Lucas Foss in Long Island; and the America/Israel Cultural Foundation in Washington, D.C.
As part of a duo with her husband, clarinetist Vadim Lando, Ms. Borisy has performed numerous recitals in major cities of the United States, Israel, Denmark, Czechoslovakia and Canada. She has also performed solo concert tours of Italy, and is described by the legendary pianist Byron Janis as “among the most musical people I have known”.
As Artistic Director of the Oyster Bay Music Festival in Long Island, New York, Ms. Borisy is dedicated to expanding audiences and pushing boundaries often found in today’s traditional classical musical concerts. The series has gained national recognition for performances such as “Bach, Beethoven, Brats and Beer at the BMW Dealership” and unusual concert venues such as Billy Joel’s 20th Century Cycles during Long Island’s popular “Cruise Night”. Ms. Borisy has been on the faculty of the Corsi Internazionali di Musica in both Urbino and Perugia, Italy. She is currently the CoDirector of the Great Neck Music Conservatory on Long Island.
Ms. Borisy received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, her Master of Music from Yale University, and continued her Doctoral studies with Gilbert Kalish at SUNY at Stony Brook. Her principal teachers have been Peter Frankl, Joseph Schwartz and the legendary Byron Janis