Nimrod Borenstein's compositions are gaining a worldwide reputation with performances throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan, Israel and the U.S.A. His latest works are receiving exceptionally enthusiastic reviews and becoming part of the repertoire of many ensembles and orchestras.
Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, who has given Nimrod his full support for many years, will be conducting the world premiere of If you will it, it is no dream at the Royal Festival Hall in June 2013. The piece is a new commission by the Philharmonia Orchestra dedicated to the patron of the arts Zvi Meitar.
Nimrod Borenstein's Shell Adagio for string orchestra, published by Boosey & Hawkes, was performed more than 30 times by 16 different orchestras during the past seasons, including a recent Carnegie Hall performance in March 2012. The Oxford Times wrote that “It could easily become one of the staples of the modern orchestral string repertoire like the Barber Adagio.”
Born in Tel Aviv, Nimrod grew up in Paris where he started his musical education at the age of 3. In 1984 he became a Laureat of the Cziffra Foundation and subsequently moved to London in 1986 to pursue his studies as a violinist with Itzhak Rashkovsky at the Royal College of Music. He was then awarded the highest scholarship from the Leverhulme Trust to study composition with Paul Patterson at the Royal Academy of Music where he is now listed amongst the alumni as an illustrious past student.
Between 2001 and 2003 Nimrod founded and directed the Borenstein Music Festival and the London Concerto Competition whose patrons included Sir Colin Davis and Vladimir Ashkenazy. From 2007 to 2009 he was composer in residence of the YMC in London.
Nimrod collaborates with many internationally renown musicians including the pianists Konstantin Lifschitz and Roberto Prosseda, the Kronos Quartet's cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, the violinist Irmina Trynkos and the conductor and violinist Dmitry Sitkovetsky for whom he is currently writing a violin concerto.
Nimrod Borenstein's wide ranging catalogue, which currently numbers over 60 works, includes vocal and orchestral music as well as solo instruments pieces and chamber music.
Pictures : clarinet and piano (2004)
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