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Lera Auerbach

Russian-American composer, conductor and concert pianist Lera Auerbach is one of today’s most sought after and exciting creative voices. Auerbach’s intelligent and emotional style has connected her to audiences around the world. Her work has been featured in the world’s most celebrated stages including New York’s Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center in Washington DC., Stanislavsky Theater in Moscow, the Hamburg State Theater, Semperoper in Dresden, and Vienna’s Musikverein, among many others. She has collaborated with many of the great living artists including choreographers John Neumeier, Aszure Barton, Goyo Montero, Reginaldo Oliveira, Terence Kohler, Sol León, Paul Lightfoot, and Tim Plegge; violinists Gidon Kremer, Leonidas Kavakos, Daniel Hope, Hilary Hahn, Vadim Gluzman, Vadim Repin, Julian Rachlin, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Dmitry Sitkovetsky; violist Kim Kashkashian; cellists Alisa Weilerstein, Gautier Capuçon, Alban Gerhardt, David Finckel, Joshua Roman, Clive Greensmith, David Geringas, Ani Aznavoorian, and Narek Hakhnazaryan; also with chamber ensembles such as the Artemis, Borromeo, Tokyo, and Ying string quartets and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as with conductors Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Andris Nelsons, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Alan Gilbert, Neeme Järvi, Vladimir Spivakov, Osmo Vänskä, Andrey Boreyko, and many others.

Auerbach is equally prolific in literature and the visual arts, and incorporates these forms into her professional creative process, simultaneously expressing ideas visually, in words, and through music. She has published three books of poetry in Russian and her first English-language book, “Excess of Being”. Her visual art is often shown in galleries around the world.

Auerbach was raised in the Russian city of Chelyabinsk on the border of Siberia. She graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degree in composition from the Juilliard School and a post-graduate degree in piano from Hanover University. Her work is published exclusively by the Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski. Her recordings are available on Deutsche Grammophon, Nonesuch, BIS, Cedille and other labels.