Boris Borisov, Composer, Former Chairman of the Vilnius Jewish Community, Has Died


The Lithuanian Jewish Community and the Vilnius Jewish Community mourn the loss of former Vilnius Jewish Community chairman and composer Boris Borisov. Born in 1937, the maestro left us on February 14, 2016.

Although best known as a composer, Boris Borisov was also a pianist, conductor, teacher, author of many cultural publications and a public figure. As chairman of the Vilnius Jewish Community he set up the Jascha Heifetz Fund. He held over 300 concerts and held the Shalom Jewish Music Festival in Vilnius five times from 1994 to 1998.

Since 2000 he had been living in the United States.

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family members, friends and colleagues of the maestro.