Russian, Israeli and German composer, violinist, violist, conductor and musical publicist. Born in St. Petersburg in 1968. He began to study composition in the class of Zhanna Metallidi. He studied theoretical disciplines at the Leningrad State College of Music under the guidance of Adam Stratievsky. After emigrating to Israel in 1995, he graduated from the Rubin Academy of Music. Since 1997 he studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm. At this moment Boris Yoffe lives and works in Karlsruhe. Laureate of the prize of the Bavarian Academy of Arts. He is the author of three operas (“Esther Racine,” “The Story of the Rabbi and His Son,” “Madame Lenin”), numerous instrumental works (“Book of Quartets,” “Sonata Ricercata,” “Muse of Humility” etc.), as well as several articles and essays (“Total Classification of Quotationsm,” “On the Dangers of Musical Notation” etc.).