Eugene Birman (b. 1987 - Daugavpils, Latvia) first prize winner of the Concorso Internazionale di Composizione “Lavagnino 2007” and recipient of the 2013 Young Composers Award from Tenso - the European network for professional chamber choirs, has written for a variety of genres, ensembles and performers, with performances across the United States, Europe, and Asia. His music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles and orchestras such as the Latvian Radio Choir, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör, Juilliard Symphony, Sinfonietta Riga, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble U:, Resonabilis, Quartetto Prometeo, and the Cavaleri Quartet, members of the Deutsches Oper, the Accademia Musicale Chigiana, and the Milan Conservatory, as well as by soloists Maurizio Ben Omar, Iris Oja, Axel Strauss, and numerous others. His highly public career as a composer has led to numerous appearances on BBC, CNN, Bloomberg News, NPR's "All Things Considered", and Radio France. A former student of John Adams, Samuel Adler, Luis Bacalov, David Conte, Azio Corghi, and Christopher Rouse, Eugene Birman graduated with an M.M. degree from the Juilliard School and a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He is currently a candidate for the D.Phil in Music at the University of Oxford, Christ Church.
Read Eugene's blog for NMC here.
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