Forty six-times Grammy-nominated conductor and composer José Serebrier is one of the most recorded classical artists today. In 2004 he received an unprecedented five Grammy nominations, and won the Latin Grammy for the best classical album of the year (BIS-1305, Bizet/Serebrier: Carmen Symphony). When Leopold Stokowski hailed Serebrier as ‘the greatest master of orchestral balance’, the then 22-year-old musician – born 1938 in Uruguay of Russian and Polish parents – was the associate conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra at New York’s Carnegie Hall. He was soon winning accolades from music critics and the public all over the world. After five years of collaboration with Stokowski, Serebrier accepted an invitation from George Szell to become composer-in-residence of the Cleveland Orchestra. Since then, José Serebrier has conducted most major orchestras in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America and undertaken numerous international tours with leading orchestras. As an opera conductor Serebrier has presented many interesting premières.
José Serebrier has composed more than 100 published works. His First Symphony and several of his other works were premièred by Leopold Stokowski and his music has been recorded by a number of conductors. His Third Symphony, ‘Symphonie Mystique’, received a Grammy nomination for ‘Best New Composition of 2004’. A book about José Serebrier, by the French music critic Michel Faure, was published in 2002 by L’Harmattan, Paris.
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