He was music director of America's oldest music festival, in Worcester, Massachusetts, until he organized Festival Miami, and served as its artistic director for many years. In that capacity, Serebrier commissioned many composers and conducted many American and world premieres. Serebrier has made international tours with the Juilliard Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of Spain and others. Some of his recordings * the Ives' 4th Symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (his first recording; won a Grammy nomination). * the Mendelssohn symphonies (won the UK Music Retailers Association Award for Best Orchestral Recording). * series of Shostakovich's Film Suites (won the Deutsche Schallplatten Award for Best Orchestral Recording). * Scheherazade with the LPO (Soundstage magazine selected this as the Best Audiophile Recording.
He has recorded with the lots of orchestras. As composer, Serebrier has won most of the important awards in the United States, including two Guggenheims (as the youngest in that Foundation's history, at age 19), Rockefeller Foundation grants, commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harvard Musical Association, the B.M.I. Award, Koussevitzky Foundation Award, etc. Born in Uruguay of Russian and Polish parents, Serebrier has composed more than 100 works. His music has been recorded by many conductors. The French music critic Michel Faure has written a new book about José Serebrier, published in France by L'Harmattan. Read more on Last.fm.
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