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Nimrod Borenstein

The past few years have seen a great number of Nimrod Borenstein’s works being commissioned, recorded and premiered at the most prestigious venues and festivals across the globe, from the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Opera House in London to the Salle Gaveau in Paris, Carnegie Hall in New York and Hong Kong City Hall. His music is performed regularly throughout Europe, Canada, Australia, the Far East, Israel, South America, Russia and the U.S.A.

Among his high-profile supporters, Vladimir Ashkenazy has conducted several of Borenstein's compositions, culminating in the recording of an entire album of his orchestral works for Chandos (named BBC Music Magazine ‘Choice’). Other leading artists to have performed Borenstein’s music include: Roberto Prosseda, Pascal Rogé, Dmitry Sitkovetsky, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Oxford Philharmonic and Israel Camerata. His recent string quartet, Cieli d' Italia, was commissioned by the Quartetto di Cremona, who feature it on their new album for Avie Records.

For Nimrod Borenstein, 2022 is also an exciting year as a conductor with three new CD recordings: an album for Somm (with Nimrod conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the pianist Clelia Iruzun in his Concerto for piano and orchestra), an album for Rubicon (conducting The Israel Camerata with pieces by Tchaikovsky, Ysaÿe as well as his own Poème opus 64) and a full album of his music for string orchestra for the Sheva collection (conducting The Mainzer Virtuosi String Orchestra).

 
Nimrod Borenstein is a Laureate of the Cziffra Foundation and an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. His substantial catalogue continues to develop and currently numbers more than ninety works, including orchestral and chamber music as well as vocal and solo instrumental pieces.

"The Dream" by Nimrod Borenstein

 

was premiered by Roberto Prosseda on the 14th of November 2016 at Athens's Megaron, Greece. "I had the privilege to premiere two works by Nimrod Borenstein. Both of them are fascinating and show Borenstein’s unique blend of rhythmical complexity with a very original use of tonal harmony. His music is simple and very complex at the same time. It takes life 'between the notes’, and the thematic development often consists in an uprise from the simple to the complex, where the complex reflects the process of immersing ourselves in the deepest part of the music. Borenstein’s language is also very clear and structured. Each of his indications in the score have a clear reason and are always functional to his expressive ideas. His piano writing is always idiomatic and ergonomic. Borenstein’s music brings great pleasure and enrichment both to the performers and the listeners."


Roberto Prosseda, pianist