Youri Boukoff rehearses a Bach recital that he'll give in Gaveau hall.
Born in 1923, in Sofia to a family of musicians, he studied music in his town of birth and gave his first concert at 15 years old. He Joined the Conservatoire de Paris in the class of Yves Nat. He met Georges Enesco, Edwin Fisher, Marguerite Long. He won numerous prizes in international competitions (Long-Thibaud, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, Diémer). This international, becoming French in 1964, virtuoso's repertoire ranged from the great romantic masters: Beethoven Liszt, (of whom he was a specialist) to contemporary musicians: Menotti and Wissmer from whom he created the concerto n°3. Yuri Bukov died in 2006.