José Serebrier is one of the most recorded classical artists in history. He has received forty-five GRAMMY Award nominations and eight GRAMMY wins including the Latin GRAMMY in the ‘Best Classical Recording of the Year' category.
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.