Lera Auerbach |

Lera Auerbach |

Lera Auerbach

Date of birth
composer, pianist

Valeria Lvovna Averbakh (Lera Auerbakh) – Russian poetess, writer, artist, composer (author of more than 120 works – operas, ballets, orchestral and chamber music); regularly performs as a concert pianist in the largest halls of the world.

Auerbach was born and began her studies in Chelyabinsk, continued in the USA and Germany, graduating from the Juilliard School and postgraduate studies in Hannover. Her ballets and operas are performed in theaters in Hamburg, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Berlin, San Francisco, Munich, Vienna, Tokyo, Toronto, Beijing, Moscow and New York; its orchestral works are conducted by Tonu Kaluste, Vladimir Spivakov, Neeme Järvi, Felix Korobov, Vladimir Yurovsky, Charles Duthoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Vladimir Fedoseev, Osmo Vänskä, Hannu Lintu, Andris Nelsons.

Lera Aeurbach wrote music for the Dresden Staatschapel (Germany), the Sao Paulo Orchestra (Brazil); music festivals in Verbier (Switzerland), Trondheim (Norway), Marlborough (USA), Lokenhaus (Austria), Musicfest Bremen (Germany) and Sapporo (Japan). In 2015 she writes for the Trans-Siberian Art Festival and the Rheingau Festival in Germany.

Recordings of her works have been released by Deutsche Grammophon, ECM, BIS Records, ARTE and PBS. In Russia and the USA, 4 books of her poems and prose were published, including a recording of poems performed by Sergei Yursky. Her compositions have received many awards, including the Hindemith Prize, the Golden Mask, the Soros scholarship, the German Radio Prize, the ECHO Klassik Prize and others.

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