GRAMMY® Award-winning conductor and composer José Serebrier is one of the most recorded classical artists in history. He has received forty-five GRAMMY® nominations and received the Latin GRAMMY® for ‘Best Classical Recording of the Year’. His boxset of the complete symphonies and concertos by Glazunov with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Russian National Orchestra has received worldwide critical acclaim and Warner Classics has released a complete boxset of Dvorák symphonies, legends and Slavonik Dances recorded with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Serebrier served as Associate Conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall under Leopold Stokowski who hailed him as ‘the greatest master of orchestral balance’. He was composer in residence at the Cleveland Orchestra for George Szell’s last two seasons and Music Director of America’s oldest music festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. He organized the Festival Miami, serving as its Artistic Director for many years – commissioning and conducting many world premieres including Elliot Carter’s String Quartet No. 4.
He has recorded with the London Symphony, Russian National, Royal Scottish National, Scottish Chamber, English Chamber, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras; Bournemouth, Bamberg and Barcelona Symphonies; London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Oslo Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Czech State Philharmonic, Weimar Staatskapelle, Malaga Philharmonic, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic; and records for Naxos, BIS, Warner Classics, Linn, RPO Records, RR, Alba, Dinemec and Sony/BMG labels.
As a composer, Serebrier has won many important awards in the US, including two Guggenheims, the Ford Foundation American Conductors Competition Award (with James Levine), commissions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Harvard Musical Association, the BMI Award and Columbia University’s Alice Ditson Conductor’s Award. On BIS, he has been commissioned to write a flute concerto for Sharon Bezaly, as well as a piano concerto for Yevgenyi Subdin. He has composed more than 100 works and is published by Peer Music, Universal Edition Vienna, Kalmus, Warner Music, Boosey & Hawkes, Hal Leonard and the C.F. Peters Corporation. The French music critic Michel Faure wrote a biography of Serebrier which is available on paperback, published by L’Harmattan in Paris.
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'The symphony is a powerful, immaculately structured dynamo...Serebrier and the orchestra approach all three works like people on a mission, convinced that they're dealing with some tremendously important music. After the second or third hearing, you become convinced how absolutely right they are.'more >>The Whole Note
'impressive'more >>BBC Music Magazine
'...a well-chiselled rollercoaster ride...Serebrier secures gusto and finesse from the orchestra...'more >>Classical Source
'Well, I'm sold, and have become an immediate admirer of Samuel Adler's music...'more >>American Record Guide
'...strongly expressive and full of sonic variety and imaginative instrumental blends.'more >>Gramophone
'Maximilian Hornung embraces the generous, extrovert solo writing and there's an attractive heft to his sound, with the right kind of gung-ho attack...the RSNO [is] in boisterous form.'more >>The Observer
'The American composer Samuel Adler's sixth symphony is so loud, frantic and brilliantly exciting it will blow you across the room. In three movements it crackles with electric energy...'more >>Info Dad Blog
'All the works are played with skill and understanding: Serebrier seems quite comfortable with Adler's music, and the orchestra plays very well throughout.'more >>The New Listener
„Großartig: die Leistung des Orchesters, die gelungene Tontechnik. Und das, wie so oft, umwerfende Dirigat von José Serebrier, der alles gibt, dieser Musik den funkelnden Mantel umzuwerfen, dessen sie bedarf."more >>MusicWeb International
'The sixth symphony of Samuel Adler is clearly a work of considerable and sustained musical worth...It's a splendid orchestral tour de force which showcases every section of a very fine orchestra indeed in a vivid recording.'more >>