Zsófia Boros was born in Prague in 1980 and studied in Bratislava, Budapest, at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, and at the Francisco Tárrega Guitar Academy in Pordenone, Italy. She has been the recipient of numerous awards, including first prizes at the North London Music Festival, the Concorso Internationale Val Tidone, the Paganini Competition in Parma, and the Premio Enrico Mercatali in Gorizia.
Boros’s ECM New Series debut, En otra parte (“Elsewhere”), appeared in 2013, with a focus on music by Leo Brouwer. Nora McCarthy of Jazz Inside magazine wrote of her playing on the disc: “Not only is her musicianship exquisite but her soul and her ability to transmit emotion, and intuit thoughts and feelings is quite extraordinary”. Her performance at the ECM Festival in Freiburg, in April 2016, was widely considered a highlight of the event.
(Source: ECM Records )